Instead of guessing which heel insert or foot pad works best for you, get custom-made orthotics. Expert podiatrists Dr. Darren Silvester and Dr. Boyd Bills of Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic, located at two convenient San Antonio-area offices in Pleasanton and Universal City, Texas, provide you with tailor-made inserts to get you walking and moving comfortably. Book an appointment online or call the office nearest you today.

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are custom-made inserts and insoles for your shoes. They come in all sizes and shapes for men, women, and children. Your podiatrist explains how orthotics correct and prevent foot and ankle ailments.

Orthotics are used for increasing strength and preventing diabetic foot ulcers. They also treat injuries and abnormalities like:

  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • High arches
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Calluses and corns
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Heel pain

 Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic has a large assortment of orthotics available in their offices, and are open from 9AM-4PM. No appointment is necessary for shopping for orthotic devices during business hours. With your doctor’s assessment at the ready, you can shop with confidence knowing you’re getting exactly what the doctor ordered.

How do I know if I need orthotics?

Your doctor at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic recommends an orthotic for you if you need it. Ensuring you have the correct orthotic is as important as wearing orthotics. Because your feet are unique, you need a unique support system. Some orthotic devices include:

  • Ankle braces
  • Heel inserts
  • Shoe insoles
  • Shin braces
  • Toe pads

The knowledgeable podiatrists dedicate their time to your personal treatment plan. They know you need high-quality products for the best treatment to feel and move your best. 

Will I always need orthotics?

Depending upon your health goals and needs, your podiatrist explains whether you’ll always need orthotics or if they are temporary. Most orthotics help you gain strength and usability of your foot. The stronger your foot becomes, the less you’ll need to wear your orthotic.

After the recommended amount of time, your foot becomes strong enough to stop wearing orthotics. However, if you have high arches or flat feet, you are more likely to wear orthotics long term.

For a professional consultation about how orthotics can help you live your most comfortable life, book an appointment online now or call Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton or Universal City, Texas, for available appointments.


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