When you need extra support for your foot and ankle, you can find custom orthotic solutions at Queen City Foot and Ankle Specialists in Charlotte, North Carolina. Roxanne Burgess, DPM, uses the latest technologies to measure your foot and design a perfect-fitting orthotic to meet your needs. Whether you have pain for an existing condition or need to improve your balance as you age, you can schedule a consultation for custom orthotics online or by calling Queen City Foot and Ankle Specialists today.

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What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are therapeutic devices that support your foot and ankle to relieve pain and increase your overall function.

Dr. Burgess offers a variety of orthotics she customizes to fit your foot and balance the distribution of your weight. Orthotics not only help reduce pressure on your feet and ankles, they can reduce your risk for injuries.

Am I a good candidate for custom orthotics?

You may benefit from custom orthotics if you have an existing condition that causes pain or interferes with your mobility. Some of the common conditions Dr. Burgess prescribes custom orthotics for include:

  • Arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle joint instability

You may also benefit from custom orthotics if you have diabetes. Orthotics can reduce pressure on the foot and reduce your risk for developing open wounds and ulcers that are common with diabetes.

What types of custom orthotics are available?

To address a variety of foot and ankle conditions, Dr. Burgess offers a variety of custom orthotics. She uses digital imaging technologies to take measurements of your feet to ensure a good fit.

Based on your needs, Dr. Burgess can recommend orthotics like:

Soft orthotics

Soft orthotics help to absorb the shock of your movements and alleviate pressure on the bottom and sides of your feet. Soft orthotics may be beneficial for increasing your balance and improving your mobility if you have painful conditions, like arthritis or foot deformities.

Semi-rigid orthotics

Semi-rigid orthotics help to improve your balance. They are made of a combination of rigid and soft materials that support your foot. You may benefit from this type of orthotics if you have flat feet or if you need extra support when engaging in strenuous activities and sports.

Rigid orthotics

Rigid orthotics use plastics and other firm materials to reduce your risk for injury due to abnormal movements. You may need rigid orthotics to reduce pain from muscle strains or other conditions that cause pain in your feet, back, and hips.

Once Dr. Burgess determines the right type of orthotics and takes your measurements, she sends the information to a medical lab that creates the devices. Many orthotics fit comfortably in your shoe and are easy to care for and remove.

To find out more about the benefits of custom orthotics, schedule a consultation by calling Queen City Foot and Ankle Specialists or by requesting an appointment online today.