Podiatry located in Hurst and Dallas, TX

Orthotics services offered in Hurst and Dallas, TX

An imbalance in your foot structure may cause foot pain. Custom-made orthotics at Total Foot and Ankle Care in Hurst and Dallas, Texas, can correct your foot imbalance, improving the structure and function of your feet, easing any discomfort. Amir Azer, DPM, and the team use GaitScan technology to ensure you get the best fitting orthotics. Call the office or schedule your orthotics consultation online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are biomedical appliances custom-made to correct the structure or function of your feet. Total Foot and Ankle Care is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice that uses advanced scanning technology from GaitScan to create custom-made orthotics that address your unique mechanical foot needs.

With GaitScan technology, the team can analyze the biomechanics (movement) of your foot while you walk, allowing them to find foot imbalances not detectable during a standard physical exam. They use the information from the scan to create your orthotics.

There are two types of orthotics: functional and accommodative.

Functional orthotics

Functional orthotics are made from semi-rigid or rigid materials and aim to improve abnormal foot mechanics.

Accommodative orthotics

Accommodative orthotics are made from soft materials, providing extra cushion and support. 

Who needs orthotics?

The team at Total Foot and Ankle Care determines who needs orthotics after a thorough medical history review and physical. The highly skilled podiatry team uses orthotics to address a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including:

The team may also recommend custom-made orthotics as part of a diabetic foot care plan to prevent foot injuries.

You may also benefit from orthotics if you play sports and want to improve your athletic performance. Orthotics may not directly help you play better but can correct a foot imbalance that may help you move better. 

What happens during an orthotics consultation?

You can expect a patient-focused evaluation when you visit Total Foot and Ankle Care for an orthotics consultation. Before making any specific recommendations, your podiatrist reviews your medical history, foot health history, and daily routine. They also ask about the types of shoes you wear.

Your podiatrist examines your feet and has you stand and walk to evaluate the biomechanics of your feet and gait. Then, they use the GaitScan system to get a more accurate look at how your feet move during locomotion.

After they gather all the data, the team talks to you about your foot health and how custom-made orthotics can help. Once your orthotics are ready, the team has you return to the office for your fitting.

They schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your foot and ankle health and replace your orthotics as needed.

To find out more about orthotics and how they can benefit your feet, call Total Foot and Ankle Care or schedule an appointment online today.