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Orthotics Specialist

South Sound Foot & Ankle -  - Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

South Sound Foot & Ankle

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery & Diabetic Wound Care Specialist located in Olympia, WA

Custom orthotics can enhance your quality of life, reduce your pain, correct a range of foot conditions, and improve your foot functioning. At South Sound Foot & Ankle in Olympia, Washington, hardworking podiatrist Mark Hopkins, DPM, offers effective custom orthotics and innovative solutions. Reveal how custom orthotics help you with your foot problems and call South Sound Foot & Ankle or schedule here on the website.

Orthotics Q&A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specialized footwear and medical shoe inserts that are specially created from imaging or molds of your feet. They gently reposition and support your heel, ligaments, arch, tendons, muscles, and bones in your feet.  

Custom orthotics can:

  • Support your arch
  • Realign your foot structures
  • Help prevent bone misalignment
  • Help prevent ligament and tendon fatigue

Custom orthotics can also correct the functioning of your lower extremities, including your knees, feet, ankles, legs, hips, and thighs.

Dr. Hopkins provides custom orthotics to improve comfort and functioning and give you relief from your pain. He takes digital measurements and imaging to make your custom-molded orthotics and ensure they reduce your foot complications as effectively as possible. 

What conditions can custom orthotics help with?

Dr. Hopkins might recommend custom orthotics to treat various conditions, such as:

  • Corns and calluses
  • Foot pain related to diabetes
  • Arch pain
  • Hammertoe and bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis

Dr. Hopkins evaluates your condition and discusses the best orthotic choice to meet your individual needs.

How are custom orthotics made?

If Dr. Hopkins suggests custom orthotics as part of your treatment plan, you start with a physical exam to get an accurate diagnosis and a clearer picture of your foot health.

Dr. Hopkins takes an image or cast of your foot and sends it to a special medical lab where a lab technician creates your custom orthotics. When your orthotics are ready, they’re returned to South Sound Foot & Ankle and Dr. Hopkins has you try on your custom orthotics in the office to make sure you’re happy with how they fit and feel.

What advantages do custom orthotics offer?

Custom orthotics offer numerous benefits. They can:

  • Decrease inflammation and pain
  • Prevent complications like hammertoes and bunions
  • Improve the control, functioning, and alignment of your foot
  • Allow your foot to properly heal following an injury or a medical problem
  • Improve comfort and functionality for walking, running, and other physical activities
  • Be comfortable and durable and designed to fit in any type of shoe

Dr. Hopkins is exceptionally gifted when it comes to custom orthotics and he has a lot of experience in biomechanical evaluation and understanding the unique needs of the patient. Dr. Hopkins helps create proper and effective orthotics based on your individual foot type.

Custom orthotics could be the impressive solution you’ve been hoping for to treat your foot problems. Get your custom orthotics and call South Sound Foot & Ankle or schedule online today.