Orthotics services offered in Corona and Ontario, CA

If you experience foot, heel, or ankle pain, and it doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice and rest, consider orthotics. Prescription inserts can provide additional support and relieve pressure on sore spots that affect your mobility. At Advanced Care Foot and Ankle, podiatrists Norris Morrison, DPM, Lateef Lawal, DPM, Brian Constantine, DPM, and the team use orthotics to manage a wide range of conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, and sports injuries. To make an appointment, call the office in Ontario or Corona, California, or book online today.

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are prescription inserts designed specifically for your feet. They look similar to over-the-counter devices, but last longer and are more effective. 

At Advanced Care Foot and Ankle, the team uses orthotics to reduce the risk of injuries, correct foot abnormalities, and improve foot and ankle function. To see if you can benefit, contact the team today.

What types of medical conditions can orthotics treat?

At Advanced Care Foot and Ankle, the team uses orthotics to treat various conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Bunions
  • Diabetes
  • Flat foot
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

You might also be a candidate for orthotics if you experience other types of musculoskeletal pain, like back pain or hip pain. 

What are the types of orthotics?

The team at Advanced Care Foot and Ankle offers several types of orthotics, including:

Rigid “functional” orthotics

Rigid orthotics fit inside of flat-heeled, close-toed shoes. They’re made from stiff materials like plastic and carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics take pressure off the muscles and soft tissues in your feet which helps reduce aches and pains.

Soft “accommodative” orthotics

Soft orthotics are larger than rigid orthotics. They’re made of padded materials, so you need to wear them with prescription shoes. The team at Advanced Care Foot and Ankle might recommend soft orthotics if you have a diabetic ulcer or plantar fasciitis.

What is the process for getting orthotics?

At Advanced Care Foot and Ankle, getting orthotics takes two visits.

First orthotics visit

Before recommending orthotics, your provider asks about your symptoms and reviews your medical history. Then, they examine your feet and take X-rays. If you have an underlying foot or ankle issue that causes you pain or affects your mobility, you qualify for orthotics.

Your provider takes three-dimensional scans of your feet. Then, they send your scans to a podiatry lab that designs and manufactures a pair of prescription orthotics.

Second orthotics visit

About a week later, when the podiatry lab finishes the orthotics, you return to Advanced Care Foot and Ankle. Your provider has you try the orthotics on and makes adjustments as necessary to ensure a perfect fit.

To see if you’re a candidate for orthotics, make an appointment at Advanced Care Foot and Ankle by calling the nearest office or booking online today.