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What Orthotics Can Do for You

You've probably seen shoe pads, liners, and insoles at your local drugstore, and while these may help with minor foot problems, painful and stressed out feet likely need something stronger in order to be relieved.

Fortunately, here at Foot Ankle Sports Wellness in Greenbrae and Healdsburg, CA, your podiatrist, Dr. Stephen Wagstaff, can fit you with custom orthotics to take your feet from achy and uncomfortable to ready for a run! 

Who can benefit from orthotics:

Many things can cause foot pain, and among the conditions that may benefit from orthotics are foot deformities, diabetes, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, bunions, bursitis, back pain, high arches, flat feet, hammertoes, and arthritis. 

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are shoe insoles specially crafted to keep your foot properly aligned. At our offices in Greenbrae and Healdsburg, CA, your podiatrist will select a material suitable to the special needs of your foot, and then size the orthotics to fit in the shoes that you wear most often, or if you are an athlete, the sneakers you use for training or sporting activities.

The orthotics provided by your podiatrist will be designed to be supportive, cushioning, and comfortable, while also supporting your arches and allowing you to walk, run, or climb without restriction or increased risk of injury. 

Why should I try custom orthotics?

Although cheap and convenient, over-the-counter insoles can't provide the results of custom-made orthotics. In addition, our orthotics are made from durable materials that ensure a quality, lasting product. Our podiatrists have your best foot health in mind when fitting you with orthotics, taking into consideration your specific areas and causes of pain or discomfort as well as your activity level. The options you find at the store are one-size-fits-all and made of far cheaper materials. 

Interested? Give us a call

Don't let foot problems stop you from jogging, taking a stroll, or even dancing the night away. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist at Foot Ankle Sports Wellness in Greenbrae, CA today by calling (415) 925-1150, or for the Healdsburg location, dial (707) 433-8860.

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