Orthotics Specialist

Gardner Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Ft. Myers, FL

Custom orthotics have advanced leaps and bounds and are now more effective and comfortable than ever before at improving your foot health. The knowledgeable health providers of Gardner Orthopedics offer a range of custom orthotics to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and assist with various conditions and concerns in Fort Myers, Florida. The orthopedic surgeons remain unwaveringly dedicated to providing quality attentive care. Explore the many benefits of orthotics and call Gardner Orthopedics or use the online scheduler.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specialized products or medical shoe inserts that are created from molds or imaging of your feet. Digital measurements and imaging are used to make your custom-molded orthotics, so your foot complications are resolved as effectively as possible. Your custom orthotics are designed to suit your individual needs.

Custom orthotics provide support and gently reposition your arch, ligaments, heel, muscles, tendons, and bones in your feet. Your provider offers custom orthotics to alleviate your pain, support your foot, and enhance functioning and comfort.

Custom orthotics work to:

  • Support your arch
  • Realign your foot structures
  • Help prevent tendon and ligament fatigue and bone misalignment
  • Correct the functioning of your lower extremities, including your legs, feet, ankles, knees, thighs, and hips

When you’re wearing custom orthotics and your foot touches the ground, the orthotics gently guide your foot into the right position and reduce your pain and inflammation.

What conditions can custom orthotics help with?

Your provider might suggest custom orthotics to treat many conditions, including:

  • Hammertoe and bunions
  • Arch pain
  • Flatfoot
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Corns and calluses
  • Foot pain associated with diabetes

Your provider assesses your condition and helps you to determine the best orthotic option for your unique needs.

How are custom orthotics created?

After you undergo a physical exam to develop an accurate and clear picture and diagnosis of your foot health, your provider may suggest custom orthotics as a part of your personalized treatment plan.

Your provider uses a cast or image of your foot and sends it to a medical lab. In the lab, a specialist creates your custom orthotics and sends them back to Gardner Orthopedics. In the office, your provider will try on your custom orthotics to find out how they feel and fit.

What are the benefits of custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics offer protection and padding for your feet. Custom orthotics are especially comfortable and durable and can be designed to fit in any shoe.

Custom orthotics can help to prevent complications like bunions and hammertoes and treat injuries caused by excess movements.

Custom orthotics offer many benefits, such as:

  • Reduce inflammation and pain
  • Enhance the control, functioning, and alignment of your foot
  • Allow your foot to heal after an injury or medical problem
  • Improve comfort and functionality for walking, running, and other activities

The Gardner orthopedics specialists are highly trained on the forces and movements in the foot and how they impact the rest of your body.

If you’re interested in custom orthotics, call Gardner Orthopedics or use the handy online scheduling tool today.

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