Orthotics

Orthotics services offered in Greenwood and Martinsville, IN


If you experience foot or ankle pain and it doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, consider custom orthotics. At Greenwood Foot Clinic, board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon Mark Lazar, DPM, and podiatrist and foot surgeon Stephen Tentler, DPM, and the team, prescribe custom orthotics to treat various conditions, including plantar fasciitis, bunions, and hammertoes. To make an appointment, call the office in Greenwood or Martinsville, Indiana, or book online today. 

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are prescription inserts designed specifically for your feet. They provide support for your heels and arches, reducing pain and improving your mobility. 

Custom orthotics don’t last forever, but they’re more durable than the inserts you find at the grocery store. With proper care and regular checkups, orthotics last between 5-7 years and sometimes longer*.

What conditions can benefit from orthotics?

Orthotics are incredibly versatile. At Greenwood Foot Clinic, the team prescribes them for various reasons, including reducing the risk of injuries, improving foot and ankle function, and correcting foot abnormalities. 

They may also be used to treat various conditions, including:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetes
  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Plantar fasciitis

 

You might also benefit from orthotics if you experience a sports-related injury and need additional support while your body heals. 

What are the types of orthotics?

 

The team at Greenwood Foot Clinic offers several types of orthotics, including:

Rigid “functional” orthotics

 

Functional orthotics are tough and made from materials like plastic or carbon fiber. These orthotics fit inside of close-toed shoes and take pressure off of your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

Soft “accommodative” orthotics

 

If you have a diabetic ulcer or plantar fasciitis, your provider might prescribe accommodative orthotics. Accommodative orthotics are bulky and made from padded materials. They relieve painful pressure points and encourage your body’s healing process. 

What is the process for getting orthotics?

 

At Greenwood Foot Clinic, getting orthotics takes two visits.

First orthotics visit

 

Your Greenwood Foot Clinic provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Then, they examine your feet, toes, and ankles, and order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI.

 

After identifying the source of your discomfort, your provider takes three-dimensional scans of your feet. They send your scans to a podiatry lab that designs and manufactures a set of custom orthotics.

Second orthotics visit

 

When the podiatry lab finishes your orthotics, you return to Greenwood Foot Clinic. You try the orthotics on and your provider makes adjustments, ensuring a perfect fit.

To see if you can benefit from orthotics, make an appointment at Greenwood Foot Clinic by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary. 

Greenwood Foot Clinic
720 Fry Rd, Ste A, Greenwood, IN 46142
317-881-0788
Morgan County Foot Clinic
2200 John R Wooden Drive, Suite 206, Martinsville, IN 46151
765-342-0196
Greenwood Foot Clinic
720 Fry Rd, Ste A, Greenwood, IN 46142
317-881-0788
Morgan County Foot Clinic
2200 John R Wooden Drive, Suite 206, Martinsville, IN 46151
765-342-0196
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