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Orthotics Specialist

Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic

Podiatrists located in Portland, OR

Custom orthotics give you the support you need to relieve pain, recover from wounds or injuries, and even prevent ongoing foot and ankle problems. With the help of our leading board-certified podiatrists, you or your child can get fitted for custom-molded orthotics right in the office at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Click on the online booking feature to schedule your orthotics visit or call the clinic to request to book.

Orthotics Q & A

Why do I need orthotics?

Orthotics are specialized inserts you wear in your shoes to provide personalized support for better foot function. Your dedicated podiatrist may recommend orthotics if you have:

  • Arthritis
  • Heel pain
  • Heel spurs
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Diabetic foot wounds

You may also benefit from orthotics if you’re an athlete or exercise regularly, due to the added stress on your feet. Orthotics give you the support you need to decrease your risk of sports-related issues like pain, swelling, and inflammation, which are common issues among growing children and teens.  

How are custom orthotics made?

At Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic, you undergo a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation to determine if orthotics are right for you and which type you may need. This process often involves having you stand without your shoes to evaluate your gait, in addition to talking with you about your symptoms or any activities in which you participate.

Our physicians make molds of your feet through 3D computer imaging captured on an iPad, which are then forwarded to a specialized lab for fabrication. Within a few weeks, your custom orthotics arrive back in the office, and you come in for a follow-up visit to ensure your orthotics are supporting you properly.

Do I need to wear orthotics every day?

In many cases, yes. We encourage you to wear your orthotics with every pair of shoes you slip on. By design, your custom orthotics from Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic can move from your gym shoes to your work boots with ease.

If you have shoes that don’t fit your custom orthotics, possibly the shoes you wear at the office, we can get you fitted for alternative orthotic inserts. For instance, wearing heel or arch supports can often provide you with the temporary support you need to prevent pain and inflammation throughout the day. You certainly have plenty of solutions for orthotics at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic.  

You can get fitted for your custom pair of orthotics right in the office at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic. Request your orthotics exam online or call the office directly to schedule an appointment.