Worman Foot & Ankle Associates
Podiatry located in Largo, FL
Custom orthotics are beneficial for relieving pain-causing issues and even preventing future swelling and flare-ups. As a trusted podiatrist with an extensive background in conservative foot and ankle treatments, Jeffrey Worman, DPM, can design personalized prescription orthotics right in the office at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates in Largo, Florida. Book your orthotics fitting by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call the clinic directly.
Orthotics Q & A
Why do I need orthotics?
Custom orthotics are one of the leading ways to resolve not only foot and ankle pain, but to also resolve knee, hip, and lower back pain that result from poor skeletal alignment. You can benefit from custom-molded orthotics if you have:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle instability
- Foot deformities
- Sports injuries
- Morton’s neuroma
- Bunions or hammertoes
Custom orthotics are also a common part of diabetic foot care treatment plans. If you develop a diabetic foot wound, for instance, custom orthotics are used for off-loading and relieving pressure off the wound so it can heal.
You may even benefit from custom orthotics if you’re an athlete because you’re prone to overuse injuries, such as Achilles tendonitis and stress fractures. Custom-designed orthotics can support you and help lower your risk of sports injuries.
How are orthotics made?
Worman Foot & Ankle Associates is home to some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art medical technology available. Dr. Worman can gather molds of each of your feet using high-definition 3D imaging or custom casting materials. Once he makes your digital or cast molds, Dr. Worman sends your files off to a specialized lab that fabricates your orthotics.
Within about a week or two, your custom-molded orthotics are back in the office and ready for use. After you've had a chance to wear your orthotics, you often come in for a follow-up visit to ensure the orthotics are supporting you the way they’re supposed to. Dr. Worman can make any essential adjustments during that time.
Do I need to wear orthotics every day?
Yes! After all, Dr. Worman prescribed your orthotic inserts because you have an underlying condition that requires ongoing support. But it’s understandable that a full-size set of orthotics won’t fit comfortably into every single pair of shoes you own.
Talk with Dr. Worman about your daily lifestyle. If you wear dress shoes at the office, for instance, Dr. Worman can design or get you fitted for smaller orthotic inserts, such as heel or arch supports, so you won’t have to risk pain or discomfort by skipping your orthotics for the day.
Get fitted for custom orthotics by scheduling an evaluation at Worman Foot & Ankle Associates today. You can conveniently book your orthotics exam online or over the phone.