Orthotics Specialist

Alex Urteaga, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Foot and Ankle Clinic of Central Texas

Alex Urteaga, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in New Braunfels, TX

Orthotics are a conservative and effective treatment for many types of foot problems, including sports injuries and heel pain. Expert podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Alex Urteaga, DPM, provides custom orthotics at Foot and Ankle Clinic of Central Texas in New Braunfels, Texas. To find out how custom orthotics can help you relieve pain and boost performance, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are devices that you wear inside your shoe to enhance the comfort and support of your feet. The orthotics you get at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas are far superior to over-the-counter shoe inserts you may see at stores.

Prescription orthotics fit the unique contours of your foot and no one else’s. Their custom fit matches the way you move and provides cushioning and support where you need it most.

Why would I need orthotics?

Orthotics are a safe, effective, and economical way to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal concerns, from back pain to heel pain and sports injuries. The expert team at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas may recommend orthotics for any of the following reasons:

  • Correct foot deformities
  • Improve foot and ankle function
  • Provide ankle support
  • Reduce the risk of future injuries

If you’ve already tried over-the-counter shoe inserts or arch supports and still experience pain and symptoms, custom orthotics may be the solution.

What conditions do custom orthotics treat?

The team at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas uses orthotics to treat many conditions that affect the foot and ankle, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Hammertoe
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Abnormal gait
  • Tendinitis

Orthotics can also reduce friction between the foot and shoe, providing relief from painful corns and calluses.

How can I get custom orthotics?

You can get custom orthotics for children and adults at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas. 

First, your skilled podiatrist carefully examines your foot and ankle and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may use imaging technology, such as an X-ray, to diagnose your condition and evaluate the inner structure of your foot.

If they think you’re a good candidate for custom orthotics, your podiatrist uses advanced technology to create a 3D model of your feet. They use this model to fabricate an orthotic device designed to suit your exact needs.

Orthotics may be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other nonsurgical approaches like medications and physical therapy.

To learn more about the benefits of custom orthotics, call Foot and Ankle Clinic of Central Texas, or book an appointment online today.