Dr. Nicholas Hamilton is thrilled to be able to offer custom orthotics to patients of Louisville Medical Center right here in Louisville, Lafayette, Superior and surrounding Colorado communities. Custom orthotics can help your feet to heal from pain! They are designed to provide strategic support to help with a variety of foot issues. The beauty of getting custom orthotics instead of trying to conform cushioning to the shape of your feet is that you’ll address the specific issue that’s causing pain and discomfort. Custom orthotics are commonly used to:

  • Lift arches.
  • Relieve heel pain and pressure.
  • Compensate for joint deformities.
  • Stop calluses caused by expressive pressure.

Custom orthotics work by controlling the alignment of your foot to ensure that it’s functioning properly when you walk, stand and sit. They are designed to stop abnormal motion that is putting pressure on the bottoms of your feet. Once the pressure is redistributed, the foot is free to function normally. Many people find that orthotics make it possible to prevent rolling motions that are responsible for pain and dysfunction. At Louisville Medical Center, we specialize in creating custom orthotics for our patients suffering from all types of foot issues. We’ve seen the way that providing feet with proper support that redistributes pressure can help people to finally get relief after suffering from foot pain that prevents them from working, exercising and enjoying time with family. If you’re suffering from chronic foot pain or discomfort, it may be time to explore how custom orthotics can help you to get the relief you need.

How Do Custom Orthotics Help?

Many people with foot pain never allow their injuries to heal because they are constantly applying pressure to the injured area with every step they take. Custom orthotics provide cushioning that evenly distributes pressure. Custom orthotics don’t just help with foot pain. Many people with pain throughout their bodies find that using custom orthotics can help to relieve pressure from other parts of the body that are suffering due to an imbalanced stride. Custom orthotics are commonly used to treat symptoms of:

  • Plantar fasciitis.
  • High arches.
  • Hammer toe.
  • Flat feet.
  • Heel spurs.
  • Bunions.
  • Back pain.
  • Arthritis.
  • Diabetes-related foot complications.
  • Balance issues.

The great thing about using custom orthotics is that you’re taking advantage of a noninvasive treatment option that can produce lasting results. In some cases, people are able to avoid surgery by correcting foot pain through orthotics. Orthotics also offer the benefit of being easy to use in conjunction with treatments like stretching, injections, massage and muscle-release therapy. The great thing about orthotics is that you’re getting hours and hours of therapeutic support that goes beyond what can be achieved using just exercises or physical therapy alone.

What to Expect When You Get Custom Orthotics

Most people have never had their feet properly measured! They assume that “drugstore” orthotics that can be tucked into shoes are enough. However, custom orthotics and store-bought orthotics are worlds apart. That’s why the first thing we do when a person comes in for orthotics is to measure their feet to make molds. This enables us to have custom orthotics made for the contours of each foot. Next, you’ll wait a few weeks for your custom orthotics to come in. Once they arrive, we’ll ensure that they are fitted properly. You will then be instructed to wear your orthotics every day.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Orthotics

Custom orthotics are made specifically to fit your feet. They are designed to address the specific causes of tension and pressure that are causing your foot injury. Store-bought orthotics simply provide general padding designed for “all feet.”

Most people get two to three years out of their orthotics. By contrast, store-bought orthotics might only last a few weeks before you need to purchase new ones. While the cost for custom orthotics can seem high at first, the long-term cost is comparable to disposable orthotics.

It usually takes two weeks for orthotics to be created! However, you’ll be given an expected arrival date at your appointment.