Custom Orthotics Specialist

Ankle and Foot Center of Florida

Aldo M. Gonzalez, D.P.M.

Podiatrist located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

If you have painful corns or calluses, risk of diabetic foot wounds, or debilitating plantar fasciitis pain, among other issues, you may benefit from custom orthotics. As a leading podiatrist with extensive experience in treating pain-causing conditions, Aldo M. Gonzalez, DPM, can fit you for custom orthotics right in the office at Ankle and Foot Center of Florida in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Learn more by booking a custom orthotics evaluation online or over the phone today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What can custom orthotics treat?

As you probably know, each half of your body is different. You may have one leg that’s a little longer than the other, or a foot that’s half a size bigger than the other. Custom orthotics are designed to offset these issues and prevent or relieve pain-causing issues, from your feet all the way to your lower back.

Dr. Gonzalez may also recommend custom orthotics if you have a foot or ankle injury or chronic condition, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Heel pain
  • Heel spurs 
  • Shin splints 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Corns or calluses

Custom orthotics are often recommended for diabetics to protect their feet and lower their risk of friction-related foot wounds, or to off-load weight if they have a diabetic wound that needs to heal. 

Which type of custom orthotics do I need?

Ankle and Foot Center of Florida proudly offers personalized custom orthotics for a variety of conditions and ailments. Some of the most commonly prescribed orthotics are described below.

Functional orthotics

Functional orthotics are ideal if you have foot or ankle injuries, including shin splints or tendonitis. They’re made of a semi-rigid material, often graphite or plastic, and help control abnormal motions to help you heal and to relieve pressure on joints, bones, and connective tissues. 

Accommodative orthotics

You may need accommodative orthotics to give you a little extra cushioning and padding in your daily footwear. These softer orthotics are beneficial for diabetics or anyone who regularly develops foot calluses. 

How are custom orthotics made?

When you come in to Ankle and Foot Center of Florida for your custom orthotics appointment, Dr. Gonzalez reviews your medical records and talks with you about the symptoms you’re experiencing. This information helps him determine which type of orthotics may be best for your needs.

After examining your feet and ankles, Dr. Gonzalez makes molds a foam impression of your feet. He then sends your foot molds to the podiatric lab for orthotics fabrication.

It takes at least a couple of weeks for the lab to make your custom orthotics. But once they arrive in the office, Dr. Gonzalez has you come in wearing your normal daily shoes to ensure your new orthotics are fitting you perfectly.

Get fitted for your personalized set of custom orthotics by booking an exam at Ankle and Foot Center of Florida today. Click on the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member.