Custom Orthotics Specialist

William  Lehrich, DPM -  - Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Family Podiatry Center

William Lehrich, DPM

Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Podiatrist located in Mission District, San Franciso, CA & East Bay, San Leandro, CA

Custom orthotics can help you walk with comfort, ease, and efficiency again. Relieve pain, inflammation, and more at the Family Podiatry Center, where Dr. William Lehrich provides custom orthotics for patients in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, and San Leandro, California. Dr. Lehrich and his professional staff treat an array of foot complications and maintain that patients deserve attentive, customized care. If you’re interested in custom orthotics, book your appointment online or call one of the offices today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are designed to gently reposition and support the heel, arch, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones in your feet.

Dr. Lehrich provides custom orthotics to offer foot support, relieve pain, and enable the structures in your foot to work together as nature intended: painlessly and seamlessly.

Custom orthotics are medical shoe inserts created from molds or imaging of your feet. The devices are specifically designed to meet your individual needs and alleviate any foot complications.

Custom orthotics work to:

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

When you’re wearing your custom orthotics and your foot strikes the ground, the orthotics gently direct your foot structure into the correct position to stop inflammation and decrease pain.

Why are custom orthotics recommended?

Dr. Lehrich might recommend custom orthotics to treat the following conditions:

  • Bunions
  • Arch pain
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diabetes-related pain

How are custom orthotics made?

Dr. Lehrich might recommend custom orthotics as part of your treatment plan. First, he conducts a physical exam and obtains a diagnosis of your condition.

Next, Dr. Lehrich takes an image or cast of your foot and typically sends them to a medical lab. Several methods can be utilized to cast a mold or create a detailed image, including computer-guided and laser imaging, and traditional plaster casts.

At the lab, a specialist creates your custom orthotics and sends them back to the office. You can try on your custom orthotics in the office to assess how they fit and feel.

What are the benefits of custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics provide an array of benefits, including padding and protecting your feet. They can also treat and prevent injuries caused by excess movements and prevent complications, such as bunions or hammertoes.

Custom orthotic devices are comfortable, durable, and designed to fit in any shoe. Additional benefits include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved control, functioning, and alignment of your foot
  • Improved comfort and efficiency for walking, running, and other activities

Walk with comfort and ease again; visit Dr. Lehrich for your consultation. Call or book online today.