The best solution to foot problems is not always the simplest and the least invasive, but isn’t it nice when that is the case? For so many concerns, you can take advantage of our Chicago foot orthotics here at the podiatry practice of Robert L. Potempa, DPM.
The two most important ways that orthotics in general provide help are by redistributing the weight on your foot, and by providing essential cushioning that your footwear is either not offering, or which is insufficient to keep your foot from succumbing to stress and pressure. Among the common conditions that they are good for are bunions, hammertoes, heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and/or spurs, and flat feet. And while you can get orthotics over-the-counter at most any drug store, there is good reason to choose our Chicago foot orthotics instead. They are custom-made so that they will fit you perfectly. Don’t settle for generic ones, because ours are targeted to relieve the specific problem that you are suffering with. When you come to our office, our podiatrist will examine you, and depending on the situation, x-rays may also be taken. It is crucial to have a conclusive diagnosis before recommending an appropriate treatment. For example, if there is a torn ligament or a hairline bone fracture, orthotics will not be the proper way to address the issue. When they are applicable, impressions of your foot are taken and used to make our Chicago foot orthotics. Depending on your unique circumstances, they may be the only treatment that you need, or they could be one component in a comprehensive strategy. Your orthotics may be covered, in part or entirely, by your insurance.
Reach out to our office now so that we can arrange a time for you to come in for an examination.