In the past, you would have to wait 2-3 weeks to receive custom orthotics, but now you can take your new orthotics home at the end of your appointment at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center (OFAC) in Falls Church and Arlington, Virginia.
icensed and certified Pedorthist and Athletic Trainers Marcia Graddon, ATC, BOCPD, and Jennifer Sippel, ATC, evaluate your feet and make custom orthotics to fit your unique foot structure. For convenient custom orthotics in the Washington, DC, area, call or request an appointment online today.
Custom Orthotics Q & A
What are custom orthotics? Back to top
What are custom orthotics?
Custom orthotics are devices that are specifically made to provide support and comfort to your feet. They are by design for your needs and no one else’s. They match the precise contours of your feet and are made to support the way you move. The team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center has the technology to manufacture custom orthotics in-house. In addition to the convenience of not having to wait for your orthotics, this allows your provider to make precise corrections and accommodations while making the orthotics.
What are shoe inserts? Back to top
You’ve probably seen shoe inserts at your local pharmacy or grocery store. These nonprescription foot supports are designed to fit inside your shoe for pain relief and support. The team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center sells high-quality custom orthotics, designed to correct your specific foot/ankle problems, including the UCBL (University of California Berkeley Laboratories) orthotic.
Why would I need custom orthotics? Back to top
The team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center prescribes custom orthotics to relieve pain and symptoms of a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee, back, or hip pain
- Recurrent ankle sprains
- Foot pain or fatigue
- Balance problems
- Foot ulcers
- Corns and calluses
They make custom orthotics in a variety of shapes and thicknesses. You can even get orthotics made to fit different types of footwear, including athletic and dress shoes.
How can I get custom orthotics? Back to top
While nonprescription shoe inserts are available at the Remarkable Feet store, custom orthotics provide a higher level of comfort and are made to treat your specific foot problem. If your provider at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center thinks you may benefit from custom orthotics, they will refer you to their on-site Pedorthist and Athletic Trainers Marcia Graddon and Jennifer Sippel to evaluate your feet and specific needs. Working with your physician and your unique foot shape, Ms. Graddon and Ms. Sippel make orthotics designed to meet your specific needs. You don’t have to wait for the orthotics to arrive because they’re made right in the office. Your provider may make adjustments or alterations to your orthotics to achieve optimal support.
To learn how custom orthotics can improve your foot health, call Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center or request an appointment online today.