Orthotics for All Ages

Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists provide superior care to patients of all ages. That said, we don’t favor “one-size-fits-all” approaches, even if we treat all manner of lower extremity conditions! An appropriate treatment program always takes the unique qualities of a patient into account, and that same guiding principle can be extended to one of our favorite topics: orthotic inserts.

Thanks to advancements in technology, orthotics can now be custom-tailored to the unique contours of an individual’s feet. Gone are the days of the over-the-counter, not-so-effectual insole. Instead, enter the 3D scanner and pressure sensor, a duo revolutionizing the way orthotics are crafted.

The result? Customized orthotics that fit your foot like a glove, whether you’re an active senior or a still-sprouting child. Our expert podiatrists always strive to help patients make educated choices about their foot and ankle care. In light of that commitment, we’ve gathered some useful info on orthotics that we’ll share below.

Supporting Seniors

For older patients, orthotics can help maintain an active, independent lifestyle.

  • As we age, the wear and tear on our joints can lead to discomfort and reduced mobility.
  • Orthotic inserts provide critical support, redistributing pressure and reducing strain on joints.
  • This aids in alleviating pain, but it can also contribute to improved balance and stability.
  • Taken altogether, orthotics can dramatically reduce the risk of falls.

Nurturing Growing Feet

The early years of life are crucial for foot development, making orthotics equally beneficial for children.

  • Whether addressing arch issues, pronation, or other common concerns, orthotic support can aid in proper foot alignment.
  • This ensures comfort while preventing potential musculoskeletal issues from arising later in life.
  • Investing in the well-being of young feet sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy mobility.

From seniors seeking relief to parents ensuring the healthy development of their children’s feet, orthotics stand as pillars of support, quite literally, in our journey toward overall well-being. Interested in learning more? Please call us at 520-575-0800 or contact us through our website to schedule an appointment. We have conveniently located offices in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley. Bradley A. Whitaker, DPM, Peter C. Merrill, DPM, and Dr. Zeno Pfau, DPM, are ready and eager to help!

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