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Foot Orthotics
Anaheim and Newport Beach

Foot orthotics, also known as shoe inserts or insoles, are custom-made or prefabricated devices that support and improve foot function. They are commonly used to alleviate foot pain, correct biomechanical imbalances, and enhance overall foot health. We offer personalized foot orthotics in Anaheim and Newport Beach to enhance comfort and mobility for individuals of all ages and activity levels.

What are foot orthotics?

Foot orthotics, often called orthotic insoles, are shoe inserts that address various foot-related issues. They come in two main types: custom-made and prefabricated. They offer support, cushioning, and alignment correction, aiding in the treatment of conditions like plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and overpronation. By redistributing pressure, improving biomechanical alignment, and enhancing shock absorption, foot orthotics promote comfort and improve mobility.

Foot orthotics treat the following conditions…

Plantar Fasciitis: Foot orthotics address plantar fasciitis by providing targeted arch support, which helps to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia—a band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes. By supporting the arch and absorbing shock during movement, orthotics alleviate pain and inflammation commonly associated with this condition, promoting healing and improved comfort.

Flat Feet (Pes Planus): Orthotics for flat feet work by providing customized arch support, compensating for the lack of natural arches in the feet. This helps to distribute weight more evenly across the foot, reducing excessive pressure on certain areas and alleviating discomfort. By promoting better alignment and reducing overpronation, orthotics contribute to improved foot function and decreased risk of related issues such as arch pain and fatigue.

Overpronation: Foot orthotics in Anaheim and Newport Beach play a crucial role in addressing overpronation—the excessive inward rolling of the foot during walking or running. Orthotics for overpronation typically feature a medial arch support and a firm heel counter to stabilize the foot and ankle, preventing excessive inward movement. By correcting biomechanical alignment, orthotics reduce strain on the ankles, knees, and hips, thus improving overall lower limb function.

High Arches (Pes Cavus): Orthotics provide cushioning and support to compensate for the elevated arches characteristic of this condition. By distributing weight more evenly across the foot and absorbing shock during movement, orthotics reduce pressure on the heel and ball of the foot, alleviating discomfort and preventing issues such as heel pain and metatarsalgia. Additionally, they promote better alignment and stability, reducing the risk of injuries associated with high arches.

Shin splints: Orthotics can be effective in managing shin splints, a common overuse injury characterized by pain along the shinbone (tibia). They feature shock-absorbing materials and arch support to reduce stress on the muscles and tendons of the lower leg. By providing cushioning, foot orthotics in Anaheim and Newport Beach minimize impact forces during activity, alleviate pain, and promote faster recovery.

Advantages of foot orthotics:

  • Alleviates foot pain and discomfort
  • Corrects biomechanical imbalances
  • Enhances stability and balance
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Improves foot function and mobility
  • Provides customized support
  • Can be used for various foot conditions
  • Enhances comfort during weight-bearing activities
  • Supports proper alignment of the lower limbs
  • Helps in rehabilitation and recovery

How do foot orthotics work?

Foot orthotics work by altering the distribution of forces acting on the foot during weight-bearing activities, thereby influencing the biomechanical alignment and function of the lower extremities. By providing customized support, orthotics address structural abnormalities, such as excessive pronation or supination, which can contribute to various foot and lower limb conditions.

Orthotics also modify the mechanical environment within the foot. They redistribute pressure across the plantar surface, alleviating stress on specific areas such as the heel or metatarsal heads. Additionally, orthotics can influence joint motion and muscle activity by altering the orientation of the foot and ankle during gait and provide proprioceptive feedback, which contributes to better movement patterns and reduced injury risk.

Schedule your consultation

Newport Foot & Ankle Center is your premier destination for comprehensive foot care in Anaheim and Newport Beach, led by Dr. Jeffrey Haupt, a fellowship-trained podiatrist. If you’re experiencing foot pain or discomfort, schedule a consultation to explore the benefits of custom foot orthotics in Anaheim and Newport Beach. Dr. Haupt and his team will conduct a thorough evaluation, discuss your concerns, and create personalized orthotic solutions tailored to your specific needs.