Close this search box.

Orthotics: Enhancing Foot Function and Alleviating Pain at AC Podiatry

Serving Adelaide and Metropolitan Areas

At AC Podiatry, a modern podiatry clinic, we prioritise patient-centred care to get you back on your feet. With over 17 years of experience helping over 20,000 people achieve better foot and overall health, our skilled podiatrists are dedicated to providing the highest quality podiatric services in Adelaide.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are custom-made inserts for your shoes designed to address various foot and lower limb problems by providing support, alignment, and correction. They improve foot posture, distribute body weight evenly, and enhance overall foot function. This can effectively reduce pain, discomfort, and the risk of complications in your feet and lower limbs.

Who Needs Orthotics?

Orthotics can benefit people with various foot problems, including:

  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Leg, knee, hip, or back pain (sometimes caused by foot misalignment)

Benefits of Orthotics

Benefits of Orthotics

By incorporating custom-designed orthotics into your treatment plan, you can experience numerous benefits, such as:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort in your feet, ankles, and lower limbs
  • Improved foot posture and alignment, promoting better overall body mechanics
  • Enhanced shock absorption and cushioning, reducing strain on joints and soft tissues
  • Increased stability and support during walking, running, and other activities
  • Prevention of further complications and injuries related to foot and lower limb issues

Our Approach to Orthotics at AC Podiatry

Our experienced podiatrists conduct thorough consultations to assess your body mechanics and how you bear weight. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to prescribe orthotics tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re experiencing existing pain or want to prevent future issues, our team will work closely with you to explore treatment options and educate you on the recommended plan.

The Orthotic Therapy Process at AC Podiatry:

  • Initial Consultation: During your first appointment, our podiatrist will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your foot and lower limb health, including a detailed medical history, physical examination, and gait analysis.
  • Biomechanical Assessment: We use advanced technology to analyse your foot structure, alignment, and function during movement. This assessment helps us understand how your feet interact with the ground and support your body.
  • Custom Orthotic Design: Based on the consultation and biomechanical assessment findings, our podiatrist will design custom orthotics specifically for your feet. We use high-quality materials and techniques to create comfortable, durable, and effective orthotics to address your unique foot concerns.
  • Fitting and Adjustment: Once your custom orthotics are ready, we will schedule a fitting appointment to ensure a comfortable and proper fit in your shoes. Minor adjustments may be made to optimise function and ensure they work effectively for you.
  • Follow-up Care: We believe in ongoing care and support. After you start wearing your orthotics, we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure you experience the maximum benefits from your orthotic therapy.

Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

Orthotics can be used as short-term or long-term solutions to manage body weight distribution and load. They are effective in treating a wide range of foot and lower limb conditions, including:

  • Pain in the foot, ankle, and lower limbs, especially when aggravated by prolonged walking or standing
  • Pressure spots on the feet, which can lead to discomfort and potential skin breakdown
  • Uneven weight distribution across the foot, causing strain on specific areas
  • Prevention or treatment of foot ulceration, particularly in people with diabetes or peripheral neuropathy
  • Management of acute minor injuries to the foot or ankle, as well as recurring ones
  • Addressing bunions and providing support for fractured or recurring fractures

Customised Orthotic Care at AC PodiatryCustomised Orthotic Care at AC Podiatry

At AC Podiatry, we understand that every patient’s needs are unique. That’s why our podiatrists take a personalised approach to orthotics, ensuring each device is custom-designed to address your specific foot structure and biomechanics. We use state-of-the-art technology and materials to create orthotics that are comfortable, durable, and effective in promoting optimal foot function.

Are you experiencing foot or lower limb pain? Do you want to take a proactive approach to your foot health?

Don’t let foot problems hold you back any longer – contact AC Podiatry today and take the first step towards healthier, happier feet!