Custom Orthotics and Arch Supports in Tucson

Whether you're on your feet all day or you would like to be more active, foot pain can make it hard to live the life you want. At the practice of April Ross Glesinger DPM, we want to help you improve your quality of life and reduce foot pain with our custom orthotics in Tucson.

We genuinely care about helping our patients feel better with quality and compassionate services customized to your specific needs. Whether you're dealing with flat feet, plantar fasciitis, or other foot issues, we can provide the right solutions for you. Take confident steps toward pain relief and improved foot health by scheduling your consultation today!

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What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are specialized shoe or heel inserts that are custom-molded for your feet. The goal of these inserts is to alleviate pain and discomfort in your feet and ankles. Unlike over-the-counter arch support, custom orthotics are crafted by our skilled podiatrist to address your specific foot condition. Our arch supports easily fit into most shoes, providing the support and stability you need for everyday activities.

What Can Orthotics Treat?

Many types of prescription orthotics exist, ranging from rigid arch support to soft accommodative orthotics. The type of orthotic that is best for you depends on factors such as the cause of your foot pain and your activity level. Especially when used alongside a comprehensive regimen that could include other treatments like exercise or medication, orthotics can be an excellent way to treat various foot and ankle ailments. Orthotics can help:

  • Relieve pain and excess stress or pressure on the foot or ankles
  • Correct improper foot positioning
  • Provide additional support for conditions like flat feet, heel spurs, and hammer toes
  • Support your healing after an injury to the foot or ankle
  • Prevent the need for more invasive surgical approaches

Our Diagnostic Process

We understand that every foot is different, which is why we are committed to creating a customized treatment plan that enables you to stay active and feel good on your feet. When you visit our office, you can expect Dr. Glesinger to do a comprehensive examination, including asking you various questions about your symptoms, medical or family history, and current activity level. Your answers will help our team better understand your foot health and any concerns you might have.

Dr. Glesinger then conducts a thorough physical exam, looking for deformities or areas that are especially painful. She will look at how you walk and your feet and ankle placement in various positions to help understand the root cause of your pain or discomfort. We then work closely with you to decide the best course of action.

How Are Custom Orthotics Made?

If we determine that custom orthotics are right for you, we will create a mold of your foot in the office. Dr. Glesinger cares about taking the time to craft your orthotic with your long-term comfort and foot health in mind, creating an orthotic that helps guide your foot into an ideal position. After 2-3 weeks, we invite you back into our office to ensure your custom orthotic fits and make any necessary adjustments.

FAQs About Orthotics and Arch Support

If you're experiencing foot pain and have already tried various methods to relieve it, it makes sense to have questions about whether orthotics will work for you. Our team is here to address your concerns and ensure you feel confident in your treatment plan. We believe that giving you information about your condition and why custom arch supports could work allows you to make better decisions about your foot health. Some common questions we receive include:

How do I know if I need orthotics?

When dealing with foot pain, orthotics can make a big difference in your quality of life and comfort level. If you're experiencing persistent foot, ankle, or leg pain, we recommend visiting our office for a thorough assessment. We can help determine the cause of your pain and work together to choose the best treatment options.

Many patients experience an adjustment period when first wearing orthotics. It may feel slightly unnatural for the first few days of wearing them, especially if they are correcting improper foot position. However, orthotics should improve your foot pain and make being on your feet much more comfortable.

Our custom-molded arch supports fit easily into most shoes, including athletic, casual, and work shoes. However, to ensure that your orthotics are effective, your shoes should have enough space to accommodate the inserts comfortably.

Comfortable Foot Arch Support in Tucson

At the practice of April Ross Glesinger DPM, we believe that you deserve to be free of foot pain. Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to support you on your journey toward healthy feet. Investing in orthotics and arch supports can make a significant difference in your daily comfort, and we are committed to finding the right solution for you. Take the first step toward happier, healthier feet with custom orthotics in Tucson by calling our office to schedule your appointment today!

CALL US: (520) 214-2676 TEXT US: (520) 999-2653