Pedorthotics are specially designed footwear solutions meant to help you correct or overcome injuries or medical conditions that affect your feet and ankles. Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics makes custom-molded shoes and inserts to help support your feet while you focus on recovery or living your daily life.
Even minor abnormalities in our stride, footfalls, and gait can cause major pain up through the legs and hips and into the back. Pedorthotics are designed to correct those anomalies and restore proper function. Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis, have a shortened leg, suffered from an injury, or struggle with diabetes-related foot problems, pedorthotics can help reduce pain and improve your quality of life.
Horton’s offers a wide variety of pedorthotics meant to decrease pain and increase mobility. Many of our products are custom-made to address your exact condition and measurements and fit the unique contours of your foot.
- Custom molded shoes
- Custom diabetic shoes
- Diabetic socks and accessories
- Diabetic insoles
- Post-operative shoes
- Shoe modifications
Types of Pedorthotics
Our prosthetist will conduct a thorough examination and health assessment before identifying the best type of pedorthotics for you. You may have your existing shoes modified with an insert or we may recommend a new pair of custom-molded shoes depending on your condition. Custom shoes are personalized to your exact measurements and medical condition. You can receive pedorthotics in the form of custom diabetic shoes, postoperative shoes, and other specially designed items. No matter what type best fits your needs, our trained pedorthotics team will ensure that the fit is perfect.
Benefits of Custom-Molded Shoes
Your custom-molded post-operative shoes and other pedorthotics provide the foot and ankle support you need while recovering from an injury or dealing with complications from an illness. With properly fitting pedorthotics, you should notice an immediate improvement in your ability to move without pain. The custom-molded shoes will keep your feet and ankles stabilized, giving them time to heal and preventing additional damage. Choosing a custom product over an over-the-counter option means drastically improved comfort and better long-term results.
Importance of Learning About Pedorthotics
There is a lot of information to consider and absorb when you’re considering pedorthotics. The more you know, the easier it will be for you to care for and use your pedorthotics to their fullest potential. Learn all about how your pedorthotics work, the benefits you can expect to see, and how to care for your new devices right here at Horton’s. Check out our educational materials library, our videos, our blog, and our H.O.P.E. system for all the information you may need.
For professional support or to talk to someone in person, call (501) 683-8889 or schedule an appointment.
Daily Care for Pedorthotics
Pedorthotics can help relieve pain, promote healing and improve mobility as long as they are kept in proper working order. The supportive materials have to retain their shape to perform the targeted functions and keep your body in proper alignment. Regular cleaning and visual checks can help ensure that your pedorthotics stay in peak condition for as long as possible.
Clean surfaces with a wet rag and mild cleanser to keep the materials from breaking down under the dirt and grime produced by heavy use.
Daily–or after each wear–examine the surface of your pedorthotics for signs of wear and tear. If you spot any wearing down, holes, tears, or other signs of damage, contact Horton’s about repairs or replacement.
Proper Fit for Custom-Molded Shoes
When people think about pedorthotics they usually picture sole inserts for their shoes. And while we do offer inserts, there is an enormous difference in effectiveness between custom pedorthotics and over-the-counter products. Custom-molded shoes are carefully crafted to fit the exact contours of your foot and meet your specific medical needs.
To achieve the best fit, schedule regular visits with your prosthetic expert. At these appointments, your pedorthotics team will conduct an examination to ensure that you’re getting the best possible support. The better your pedorthotics fit, the less likely you are to develop chafing or soreness from rubbing and pressure points.
Support from Well-Designed Accessories
While your pedorthotics do most of the heavy lifting, it’s important to support them with well-designed accessories meant to prolong the life of your device and increase your comfort. Using the correct socks and sleeves with your pedorthotics can significantly increase your quality of life and prevent wear and tear from settling in too soon. Make sure to keep a couple of pairs of each of your favorites on hand for immediate use when you need to wear your custom-molded shoes.
If you have questions about how to get pedorthotics, call (501) 683-8889 to speak to our team.
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