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Are You a Candidate for Custom Orthotics?

Are You a Candidate for Custom Orthotics?

You try to go for a long walk, or stand for a long time at an exhibit or event – but your feet start aching almost right away, or you develop a painful blister that sends you to the sidelines. What can you do to better support your feet?

At The Foot Care Group, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Steve Sharlin and his team of foot support experts have the answers you need. Dr. Sharlin prescribes custom orthotics to many of his patients in the North Suburbs of Libertyville, Streeterville, Chicago, and the Western Suburbs of Hinsdale, Illinois.

Could custom orthotics improve your time on your feet? Here’s what you need to know about getting, and using, custom foot support.

Supporting your feet and ankles

Custom orthotics inserted into your shoes cushion and support your feet and ankles. Use custom orthotics to correct for various imbalances, protecting your comfort and stability.

Orthotics can help with imbalances in your arches, heels, or toes. If you have foot deformities or experience balance difficulties, custom orthotics could benefit you.

With orthotics, you can support your foot and ankle bones, ligaments, and muscles from strain and injury. If you struggle with mobility, or worry about turning an ankle, you should find out if orthotics could be right for you.

Why custom orthotics?

Over-the-counter shoe inserts from the drug store add cushioning to your shoes, but a one-size-fits-all approach might not do enough to support your feet.

Your custom orthotics are unique to you, specially designed by Dr. Sharlin for your use. A 3D scan of your feet, in addition to a comprehensive physical exam and other imaging tests like X-rays, provide all the information we need to create your custom orthotics.

Your orthotics need to fit your lifestyle and unique foot shape. We fabricate orthotics with a range of thickness, width, and flexibility. With our attention to detail, your orthotics can provide the exact right amount of support to keep you on your feet in comfort.

When your custom orthotics are ready, Dr. Sharlin shows you exactly how to insert and position them in your shoes for the best results.

Could you be a candidate?

Dr. Sharlin often recommends orthotics for patients with podiatry conditions like corns, calluses, bunions, and bunionettes. Orthotics also often help people dealing with plantar fasciitis or heel pain. And, if you have structural issues like high arches or flat feet that result in discomfort, orthotics offer a great path forward for you.

Orthotics can also help protect patients with diabetes from foot wounds, a serious concern if you’re living with that condition.

To learn more about custom orthotics from The Foot Care Group, and how these shoe inserts can support and protect your toes, arches, heels, ankles, and more, get in touch with Dr. Sharlin and his team today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or book online now. 

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