Custom Orthotics

MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Glendale, CA & Palmdale, CA

Foot pain and deformities can make it hard to find comfortable shoes that provide the exact support you need. With custom orthotics from MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists, you can feel good on your feet again. The team has locations in Glendale and Palmdale, California, to serve you close to home or work. Call the nearest office to book an appointment or request one online today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Orthotics are customized medical devices that are created to fit the unique shape of your feet for relief from the pain associated with foot and ankle injuries, foot deformities, and medical conditions like diabetes. 

At MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists, the team offers custom orthotics and ankle braces to support optimal foot and ankle health, whether you’re looking to recover after an injury, feel more comfortable on your feet, or get better support for playing sports.

When are custom orthotics recommended?

The team recommends orthotics for men and women who have:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Diabetes
  • Flat feet
  • High arches

Custom ankle braces can help if you have recurring ankle sprains or need support after a foot or ankle fracture or surgery.

What’s the process for getting custom orthotics?

To begin the process for ordering orthotics, you sit down with your doctor to discuss your foot or ankle issues, injury history, and lifestyle to determine which type of orthotic is best for you. They then use 3D scanning equipment to create a model of your feet.

Using customization software, the team assesses the 3D model of your feet to create your orthotics. Once the software model is complete, the team orders your orthotics from the lab, which takes 2-3 weeks to assemble. You get a call or email when your orthotics are ready for pickup.

When should I wear custom orthotics?

The team recommends wearing your orthotics for 1-2 hours at a time for the first week to get used to them. Over the next couple of weeks, you can work up to wearing your orthotics all day. Some mild soreness in your feet and ankles is possible as you adapt to wearing the orthotics.

The MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists team provides orthotics for all types of foot and ankle issues and may recommend one or more pairs of orthotics, depending on your situation. 

Orthotics can be worn in the regular shoes that you wear for work or running errands, or in specific shoes, like ballet flats, work boots, or dress shoes.

Orthotics can be made for all of your athletic shoes, including running shoes, cleats, and shoes for special sports, like tennis or weightlifting. 

If you have diabetes, orthotics can help protect your feet throughout your day, whether you need orthotics for work or want a pair for your slippers or sandals.

Schedule your custom orthotics fitting today by calling MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists or requesting an appointment online.