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The word orthotics comes from the Greek word ortho, meaning “to straighten or align.” Foot doctors create special shoe inserts called orthotics in order to treat pain. These are different from the kind of inserts you might purchase at CVS or other drug stores to take care of minor foot problems. Orthotics are like eyeglasses in the sense that store-bought reading glasses may or may not help, but going to the eye doctor for a prescription addresses the specific problem causing the poor vision. The same is true with orthotics. Store bought orthotics are nothing more than pads that help alleviate foot pain usually on partial and temporary basis. Custom Orthotic insoles address specific foot conditions and eliminate foot pain for good.
Here at Foot & Ankle Associates in Sugar Land and Houston, Texas, we guarantee our orthotics will fit perfectly and be completely comfortable – or we won’t charge you. Especially when it comes to the health of children’s feet, these store bought inserts will not bring relief from pain or correct any major problems. Do not depend on them to treat your young child’s feet!
If you or your child suffers from foot pain, we can prescribe orthotic insoles, then design and mold them especially for the specific foot problem you have. These custom orthotics match foot contours perfectly and take individual body movement into account. We only mold the orthotics after doing a complete evaluation of feet, legs, ankles, and medical conditions. Because of this, they will perfectly fit you or your child’s unique foot structure in order to end the pain you feel.
For men, women, and children suffering from shin splints, tendinitis or sports injuries, the FootMaxx™ Orthotics System brings targeted and fast relief. Simply put, it is a computerized software system that takes very accurate measurements of your feet and the way you walk. The FootMaxx system permits Dr. Vargas to see problems that podiatrists who only use x-rays and visual observations cannot otherwise see. Once the computer turns these measurements into a perfect picture of your foot, we can show you a really cool video, demonstrating how your or your child’s particular feet work!
We will then create custom orthotics especially for you or your child that are made from semi-rigid plastic or graphite materials. We also can mold soft orthotics that provide painful feet with ample cushioning support. You will get superior results that decrease your foot pain and make your feet function properly. Read more about FootMaxx™.
Often, insurance companies help to pay for orthotics prescriptions. We will be happy to check with your insurance company to find out. If you need to pay out of pocket, you will find custom orthotics a little more expensive than the kind that drugstores sell. However, healthy feet are crucial to a healthy life.
Do not wait until the pain turns into something more serious. We can bring you fast pain relief!
Call 281-313-0090 / 888-784-5335 to speak with our warm, welcoming foot care team at Foot & Ankle Associates in Sugar Land and Houston, TX. You can also fill out our online contact form. We understand your special needs and work tirelessly to give you the very best in foot care. In a hurry to feel better? We offer same day appointments, too!