Orthotics Specialist

DuPage Foot & Ankle, LLC

Donald Nichols, D.P.M.

Podiatry located in Hinsdale, IL & Wheaton, IL

Custom orthotics are specifically designed for your individual needs to help you walk with more efficiency and comfort. Dr. Donald Nichols of DuPage Foot & Ankle, LLC provides men, women, and children with quality podiatric care, including custom orthotics, to help treat a range of complications in Oak Brook, Wheaton, and Hinsdale, Illinois. Custom orthotics can relieve pain and inflammation. To learn more, call the nearest DuPage Foot & Ankle office or schedule an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics work to gently reposition and support your arch, heel, and the inner structures of your feet. Dr. Nichols provides custom orthotics to help relieve pain, support your foot, and allow the tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles of your foot to work together properly and free of pain.

Custom orthotics are specialized medical shoe inserts derived from imaging or molds of your feet. Dr. Nichols utilizes the latest technology and provides 3D imaging to obtain the best orthotics.

Custom orthotics can treat an array of foot complications and work to:

  • Support your arch
  • Realign and improve the structures of your foot
  • Help prevent bone misalignment and tendon fatigue

Custom orthotics gently direct your foot into the correct position as your foot strikes the ground.

What conditions can custom orthotics help treat?

Dr. Nichols might recommend custom orthotics to treat:

  • Bunions
  • Arch pain
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Diabetic foot pain
  • Corns and calluses

How are custom orthotics made?

Dr. Nichols performs a physical exam to obtain a clear diagnosis of your condition. He takes computer-guided 3D imaging of your feet and sends it to a medical lab where a specialist creates the custom orthotics.

Once your orthotics are created in the lab, the specialist sends them to DuPage Foot & Ankle. You can try on your custom orthotics in the office to ensure you’re comfortable with how they fit.

What are the benefits of custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are especially beneficial when used in conjunction with other treatment methods. Orthotics pad and protect your feet and can also treat and prevent injuries and problems like hammertoe or bunions.

Custom orthotic devices are comfortable and long-lasting. They can be designed to fit in most types of shoes for your convenience. Orthotics improve control, functioning, and alignment of your feet and can give you enhanced comfort and efficiency for everyday activities.

They also ensure the correct positioning of the bones in your feet, ankles, and knees and can prevent you from overstretching the muscles and ligaments that lead to your hips.

Walk with comfort again. Call the nearest DuPage Foot & Ankle office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about custom orthotics.

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