Custom Orthotics in Parker, Colorado
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What Are Custom Orthotics?
Chronic foot pain is one of the most common medical complaints among men and women in Parker, Colorado, and across the country. It's even more common among older patients and athletes. Custom orthotics from Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine can help. As the name implies, custom orthotics are made just for you to address the underlying causes of many types of chronic foot pain. Podiatrists Kevin Blue, DPM, FACFAS,Ryan Muchowski, DPM,and the team will ensure that you get the best orthotics for your needs using very precise measurement techniques and an in-depth evaluation to provide comfort as well as significant relief from pain and other symptoms.
What Are The Benefits Of Custom Orthotics?
Custom orthotics are a specialized solution offered by Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine to address various foot-related issues. Here's how they can make a difference:
- Personalized Fit: Unlike over-the-counter options, custom orthotics are tailored specifically to the contours of your feet. This ensures a fit that's uniquely yours, providing maximum comfort and support where it's needed most.
- Improved Functionality: By aligning the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position, custom orthotics enhance your overall foot function, which can improve your gait and reduce strain on your lower body.
- Versatile Solutions: Whether you're an athlete looking to enhance performance or someone seeking relief from foot pain, custom orthotics can be designed to meet a wide range of needs.
- Long-Term Relief: Durable and made to last, these orthotics offer a long-term solution to various foot conditions, from flat feet and plantar fasciitis to more complex structural issues.
- Professional Expertise: At Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine, our professional team's deep understanding of foot biomechanics ensures that your custom orthotics are crafted with precision and care, offering you the best possible outcome.
Am I A Candidate for Custom Orthotics?
Candidates for custom orthotics are individuals experiencing foot-related issues or biomechanical imbalances that impact their daily activities or overall well-being. Common candidates include those with conditions such as flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, bunions, or arthritis. Individuals with persistent foot pain, discomfort, or difficulties with balance and gait may also benefit from custom orthotics. Athletes seeking improved performance or individuals with occupations requiring prolonged standing or walking may find relief through tailored orthotic solutions. A proper assessment by a member of our team at Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine is essential to determine the specific needs of each candidate and ensure that custom orthotics are appropriately designed to address their unique foot structure and concerns.
What Should I Expect With Custom Orthotics?
When you come in for your consultation, your provider will take your measurements for your custom orthotics. Custom orthotics are designed to address foot, ankle, gait, and balance issues. They may also be used for the following reasons:
- Enhance sports performance
- Reduce weight-bearing forces
- Aid in recovery after a fracture
- Correct the shape or function of the body
- Provide ease of movement
- Reduce pain
- Prevent injury
- Restrict movement in a specific direction
- Control movement of a joint or extremity
Your personalized orthotics will be made with durable materials and designed to fit you perfectly. Because they are made with high-quality material and measured to fit you perfectly, your custom orthotics are designed to last.
What Happens After I Receive My Custom Orthotics?
After receiving custom orthotics, individuals can expect an adjustment period as their feet and body adapt to the new support. Initially, they may experience some discomfort or mild soreness as their feet become accustomed to the orthotics' corrective alignment. This discomfort typically subsides as the muscles and ligaments gradually adjust to the new positioning. Over time, individuals should notice improvements in foot alignment and reduced pain or discomfort in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, or lower back, depending on the initial reason for orthotic use. It's important to wear the orthotics as directed by our Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine team and to communicate any persistent discomfort or issues for adjustments. Additionally, proper footwear that accommodates the orthotics may be necessary for optimal effectiveness. Regular follow-ups with our office in Parker, CO can help ensure that the orthotics continue to provide the necessary support and alignment for long-term benefits.
Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine Reviews
I got in quickly, started treatment, will have a followup. Easy ability to contact for information. My visit initiated with the doctor. In-office x-rays, specialization. All around foot care.
Everyone was great,Very professional. I was totally impressed with the DR.
I had a very positive experience on my visit to Dr M. The office staff was efficient and friendly. I was examined, diagnosed and treated very effectively by Dr. M and was on my way in no time. I would highly recommend this office.
Dr. Muchowski is amazing! He has been working with us for approx. 2 years. His care and understanding for sports injury's is first class. I would recommend him to all athletes having any pain or injury.
I had a really bad ingrown toenail. It was the week of Thanksgiving and when I called, understandably there were no appointments available but Jazzy got me scheduled for the very next appointment available the following Tuesday. Dr. Muchowksi was fantastic! He got my toe sorted out quickly and with the utmost skill and care. He gave clear post-procedure care instructions and the toe looks and feels great. I can't speak highly enough of the professionalism and kindness of all of the staff here! Hopefully I won't have to see you all too soon (hehe) but if I have any issues, you all have a patient for life!
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Ease Your Chronic Pain
If you are looking for high-quality, custom-made inserts designed to fit you perfectly, Dr. Kevin Blue, Dr. Ryan Muchowski, and Dr. William Farrett are here to help. Don’t settle for store-bought remedies. At Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine, we create top-of-the-line custom orthotics to help alleviate the chronic pain associated with your foot and ankle conditions. Contact our Parker, Colorado office today to schedule your initial consultation, and get started on your journey toward a pain-free future.
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Custom Orthotics FAQs
What are Custom Orthotics?
Custom orthotics are special inserts that are made on a patient-by-patient basis to treat an array of foot- and ankle-related problems. Orthotics use durable materials and precise measurements for a comfortable fit, and they can be made to fit all types of shoes, including athletic shoes and dress shoes. They may be rigid, semi-rigid, or soft.
What conditions can be treated with Custom Orthotics?
Custom Orthotics can be created to treat a variety of problems, including:
• Plantar fasciitis
• Heel spurs
• Corns and calluses
How are Custom Orthotics made?
Custom orthotics are made in a special lab using leather or synthetic materials molded to fit your foot and correct problems with your:
Before they can be made, your provider will take very careful and precise measurements of your foot using special techniques. Then they'll send those measurements to the lab, which will create the orthotics specifically for you.
What is the difference between Custom Orthotics and the shoe inserts I can buy in a store?
You might think you can save money by buying shoe inserts at the drugstore to address some types of foot issues, but you might be surprised to learn those off-the-shelf inserts could cost you a lot more in the long run, for several reasons. First, as the name implies, custom orthotics are made specifically for your foot shape and your needs; there’s no guesswork. Over-the-counter inserts are made for the general public using broad concepts, which means they are far less effective in correcting foot- and ankle-related problems. They may even make some problems worse.
Custom orthotics are designed to last for a long time, and most insurance plans provide coverage, so your own costs are minimized. Mass-produced orthotics from a drugstore wear out very quickly and need frequent replacement, and they’re not covered by insurance. When you buy custom orthotics from Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine, you can be confident knowing you’re getting complete medical care and an accurate diagnosis of your needs for long-term relief of pain and other symptoms as well as improved mobility.