Orthotics Specialist

Orthotics services offered in Holladay and West Jordan, UT

Orthotics are inserts that go in your footwear to support and cushion your feet and ankles. Christiaan Goebel, DPM, and Weston Packard, DPM, at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic in Utah, provide a custom-fitting service at their offices in Holladay and West Jordan for patients needing orthotics. The experienced podiatrists use 3D scanning technology to create custom orthotics that fit your feet perfectly. To find out how to get your custom orthotics, call Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic today or request an appointment using the online form. We serve all of Salt Lake City and surrounding communities. 

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you put inside your shoes to support and cushion your feet.  There are both pre made and custom orthotics offered at our clinic.  You can buy great cost effective pre made orthotics in standard sizes and shapes which are very helpful. However, custom orthotics molded perfectly for your feet and can be adjusted to help your specific foot problems . At Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic we provide superior orthotics customized to your needs.  All adjustments required are free and we guarantee fit and comfort.

The experienced podiatrists design your orthotics to precisely match the shape and size of your feet for optimal benefit. They use different materials to suit your specific foot problems. For example, rigid or functional orthotics consist of carbon fiber and hard plastic materials. They correct foot abnormalities and misalignments in your legs.

Soft or accommodative orthotics have far more give in them. They take the pressure off sore and painful areas of your feet. If you need a combination of hard and soft features, your podiatrist at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic can design your orthotics to your unique requirements.

Expertly designed custom orthotics provide optimal support and cushioning without creating imbalances in other areas of your lower body.

What conditions can benefit from orthotics?

Orthotics can help treat many conditions affecting the feet and ankles, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Calluses and corns
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Pain after surgery
  • Bursitis

Custom orthotics can even reduce leg and lower back pain caused by structural abnormalities in your feet and ankles.

Custom orthotics are often so effective that many patients avoid the need for surgical treatment of painful foot and ankle conditions.

How do I get my custom orthotics?

The first stage is meeting your podiatrist at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic for a comprehensive physical exam. They evaluate your feet and ankles and your gait (how you walk). Then they use a laser scanner to construct 3D images of your feet.

Your provider uses the 3D scan to design your custom orthotics. They make adjustments that allow for lumps like bunions and hammertoes. They provide additional support for your arches and take pressure off areas experiencing tenderness and pain, such as the heel if you’ve got plantar fasciitis.

Your custom orthotics are a perfect fit for your feet and shoes, but when you go for your fitting, you might find they feel strange at first. This is normal, and your feet soon get used to the alteration. You should start feeling the benefit of your custom orthotics soon after you begin wearing them.

To find out how custom orthotics can relieve pain and protect your feet, call Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic today or book an appointment online.