CUSTOM ORTHOTICS IN AUSTIN AND DRIPPING SPRING TX
Orthotics, are custom inserts for the foot that are made to fit in a patient's shoe in order to control abnormal motion in the foot. These custom devices can be made to help relieve pain from bunions, painful calluses, heel pain, and other foot pathologies. Lone Star Podiatry designs each orthotic to fit the unique pathology of each patient. He uses a local lab in Austin, TX to ensure product quality.
Making the proper orthotic starts with some fundamental principals like how you get the impression of the foot. We do a plaster cast and hold the foot in the proper subtalar neutral position and design the orthotic to bring the ground up to meet the foot. When you step in foam or on a force plate to get the impression the foot is captured in the pathological or wrong position and the practitioner has no idea on where the correct position is.
We fabricate a rigid orthotic in order to address the 1.5-5X your body wt. per sq inch of force that is applied to the feet with walking and running respectively. Abnormal motion is controlled by wedging the heel the exact number of degrees the heel bone swings out (everts)( calcaneal vagus). We do not place a bulky arch in someone that has no arch. We instead mach their arch. An arch is a bony construct and can only be changed with surgical correction. We can also make other modifications to the device for leg length issues and painful plantar callous', and many other modifications.
These are truly custom to the patient.