When it comes to the various tools and techniques we use at Heartland Foot & Ankle Associates to help patients overcome painful conditions, perhaps the most versatile is orthotic therapy. Custom orthotics can be used to treat issues as diverse as bunions, cavus foot (high, rigid foot arches), flatfoot, osteoarthritis, metatarsalgia (forefoot pain), and plantar fasciitis (the leading cause of heel pain for adults).
These valuable medical devices are customized to the unique specifications of a patient’s feet, typically fit within regular footwear, and allow normal movement (often in a biomechanically-improved manner). When ailments are discovered early on, the use of custom orthotics can even sometimes prevent the need for surgery later on down the road.
Orthotic Therapy At Heartland Foot & Ankle Associates
We utilize Icon Orthotics which provide a significant breakthrough in foot and total body support and realignment.
Our Icon Orthotics cushion and support your feet as it gently lifts the arches into proper position. Each orthotic is custom-made to fit your feet and adjusted to support you perfectly.
The basic process for having your new pair of customized orthotics is:
• We take an impression of your feet which are then used to manufacture Icon Orthotics uniquely suited to your feet to correct your problems.
• At your dispensing visit, you’ll try out your new orthotics. We review our detailed orthotic break-in instructions, and Dr. Lockwood watches you walk to assess your improved mechanics! We then schedule your first follow up visit at 3 weeks.
• One or more additional visits may be required to get an ideal fit. Be sure to let us know as you soon notice the improvement in terms of less pain, easier walking, better endurance in running or other changes!
We even offer a special Pediatric Orthotic Outgrowth Policy to better meet the needs of our pediatric patients with custom orthotics!
Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates is ready to help you and your loved ones resolve any foot or ankle condition causing you pain or difficulty. Custom orthotics might be the nonsurgical treatment option that works for you, so let Dr. Lockwood create a pair for you. Start your path to pain-free living by calling (309) 661-9975 to request an appointment at our Bloomington, IL foot doctor office. You can also use our online form to connect with us today!