Linh Nguyen, DPM
3334 Paper Mill Rd
Phoenix, MD 21131
(410) 666-FOOT (3668)
F: (410) 666-3669

Custom Orthotics in Phoenix, MD

Personalized Ankle Braces (AFOs)

Collaborating with a podiatrist, we tailor top-notch custom ankle braces (AFOs) or balance braces to suit your specific requirements. Surprisingly, many patients are unaware of the existence of balance braces, which are not only lightweight but also incredibly easy to utilize. Most importantly, they contribute significantly to enhancing your balance, thereby reducing the risk of falls.

Understanding Orthotics

Orthotics are specialized medical shoe inserts meticulously crafted to provide support and gently realign various structures within the foot, including the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. By encouraging these components to work harmoniously, orthotics facilitate pain-free strides.

Distinguishing Features of Custom Orthotics

Unlike generic over-the-counter inserts, custom orthotics are meticulously fashioned from non-weight bearing molds of your feet. This personalized approach ensures that the devices cater precisely to your individual needs. Crafted from durable yet comfortable materials, custom orthotics seamlessly integrate into any type of footwear.

Roles and Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics have demonstrated efficacy in alleviating pain associated with common foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, arch pain, diabetes-related discomfort, bunions, hammer toe, corns, and calluses. Beyond pain relief and inflammation reduction, these orthotic devices play a pivotal role in optimizing foot alignment and function. By mitigating sharp or excessive movement during physical activities, they help prevent injuries. Furthermore, custom orthotics enhance the efficiency of activities like running and walking by optimizing foot structure.

Mechanism of Action of Custom Orthotics

Most foot problems stem from underlying structural issues within the foot. Even minor misalignments can trigger significant discomfort and pain. Conditions like bunions, corns, and hammer toe often arise due to foot misalignment. Custom orthotics address these concerns by providing support to the arch and realigning foot structures. By guiding the foot into the correct position upon impact, orthotics minimize pain and inflammation, while also preventing bone misalignment, tendon fatigue, and ligament strain.

Customization Process for Orthotics

Following a comprehensive physical examination and diagnosis, your podiatrist may recommend orthotics as part of your treatment regimen. Various techniques, ranging from computer-guided and laser imaging to traditional casting methods, can be employed to capture an accurate mold or image of your foot. Once obtained, these molds or images are forwarded to a medical lab for precise fabrication.

Custom Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

In collaboration with a podiatrist, we specialize in crafting top-quality custom ankle braces (AFOs) or balance braces tailored to your specific needs. Despite their lightweight nature and ease of application, many patients remain unaware of the benefits offered by balance braces. Notably, these braces significantly enhance balance, thereby reducing the likelihood of falls. For more detailed information, please refer to Arizona AFO Braces under Patient Education.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:30pm 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:30am 5:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8:30am 5:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment

Office Location

Family Foot and Ankle Care

3334 Paper Mill Road
Phoenix, MD 21131-1419
O: 410-666- FOOT (3668)
F: 410-666-3669