By Michael Stegman
December 08, 2014
There are more tools than ever today to help us achieve our goals. As a Sun City podiatrist, my focus is helping my patients alleviate the causes of their foot pain.
Many people do not know that if you have flat feet or high-arched feet, the orthotics that come in store-bought shoes may actually be causing foot pain. These generic insoles are designed for the mass population but do not provide foot support if your feet differ from the norm.
Many people that have flat feet or high-arched feet are extremely surprised to find that once they switch over to custom orthotics, their foot pain virtually disappears. This is because you are now getting the maximum possible support for when you walk and stand and you also are not getting hurt by insoles that fit someone else’s foot type. To get orthotics in Sun City, there are two places you can go to.
The places that you can receive custom orthotics are either from a podiatrist or from a machine at the pharmacy. As a Sun City foot doctor, I highly recommend against this machine. It does not calculate the entire measurement of your feet and therefore, the orthotics it recommends will not give you the maximum possible support.
At our Sun City podiatry office, not only are our orthotics the same price as the one’s from a machine but are also normally covered by your insurance. The first thing that you can do is make an appointment with either Dr. Michael Stegman or Dr. John Erotas at our Sun City office. Next, we’ll take a cast using a special ceramic mold. â€¨â€¨This cast is sent directly to one of our partner companies, where it is made into your custom fit orthotics. You can then pick them up a few days after your appointment.
The American Foot and Ankle Specialists is located in Sun City, AZ. It is an extremely good idea to wear orthotics if you have flat feet or high arched feet and will drastically reduce the foot pain you are experiencing. Without proper protection, simple foot pain can lead to further problems such as bunions, achilles tendinitis, and heel pain. Call 623-977-8388 and schedule your consultation today or click here! Same and next day appointments are often available.
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