Orthotic Shoes

Orthotic Shoes In Bothell
Other Prescription Orthotics/Gait Issues

If you have been dealing with issues with your feet for quite some time, you may find that it will be necessary to seek the help of a podiatrist. When you work with the professionals at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic, we will talk with you about your treatment options. Once you meet with us, we may be able to help you so that you can get orthotic shoes in Bothell to give you some of the relief that you are looking for.

Inserts vs. Orthotics

It is important to know that orthotics and inserts are different. You can purchase inserts in stores without a prescription and get a certain level of support and cushion. They are often made from materials like foam, plastic, or gel. However, they are not custom-made to properly fit your feet. Even though they offer some extra cushion, they are not meant to correct any foot concerns.

Custom orthotics are supports or shells that are constructed of various materials. Once they are placed within the shoe, they work to support the foot while maintaining normal function. Most orthotics will extend from the heel area to the portion just past the ball of the foot. Any custom orthotics for your shoes will be specially made to fit your foot and your foot only.

Orthotics may help with:

  • Providing more support to the ankle
  • Correcting various foot deformities
  • Helping the ankle and foot improve function
  • Reducing the risk of further injuries to the foot/ankle

To get the orthotic you need, you will have to have an evaluation of your lower extremities so that exact dimensions can be taken. You will then be able to have orthotics made with either flexible or rigid materials, all depending on what seems it will be the biggest help to you and your foot condition. Should you require orthotics, the podiatrist takes a mold of your feet to ensure the right fit. Once the mold is ready, you will get the soft or rigid orthotics you need.

If you require orthotic shoes in Bothell, make a phone call to Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425) 482-6663, and you can make an appointment. We will be happy to see you for an initial consultation to go over all of your questions, concerns, and symptoms that you may be experiencing. When all is said and done, you will hopefully be well on your way to correcting the issue.