Do you suffer from foot pain? If so, a custom orthotic may be the right choice for you. Orthotics are devices worn inside the shoes to help redistribute weight and add extra support in areas where it is most needed. You can find a variety of orthotics in retail stores, but not all are created equal. At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we offer Fitstation by HP custom orthotics to our patients with foot problems such as plantar fasciitis or flat feet.
Benefits of Fitstation Orthotics
Fitstation orthotics are different from other types of orthotics because they are custom designed to your foot’s specifications. This is done by using advanced Go-4D technology, which provides a personalized fit for your foot. Fitstation uses a system that includes the following:
- 3D foot scanner
- Pressure-sensitive gait plate
- Proprietary software
The technology used by Fitstation gives podiatrists a comprehensive view of your foot and how it is applying pressure as you stand or take a step. Ultimately, a Fitstation custom orthotic will be made according to the 3D and gait scan findings and your podiatrist’s recommendations. The team at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists will carefully review the result of the scan and recommend a custom Fitstation orthotic for your specific needs.
Fitstation orthotics are 3D printed using a special printer that we have at our office, not sent out to be made in a lab. Fitstation technology produces a lightweight, comfortable custom orthotic that can be worn in most types of footwear. Other types of orthotics are made from pre-cut materials or foam impressions that may not be as precise as a Fitstation orthotic which is made with a lattice design that can focus on specific areas where support is most needed. Another benefit of a Fitstation orthotic over other types of orthotics is that they are of higher quality and produce less waste.
Treating Foot Problems With a Custom Orthotic
If you have foot or ankle pain, a custom orthotic may be what you need. Fitstation orthotics can be used to reduce pain and discomfort caused by a variety of foot conditions, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- High arches
- Flat feet
- Heel pain
In addition, orthotics may help reduce lower back pain for some patients since orthotics can take the stress off areas of the feet when standing for prolonged periods. Orthotics can also provide ankle and foot support to help those who have issues with balance or stability.
Contact Our Austin Office
An experienced podiatrist can help you find the most effective solution for your foot pain. If you are considering a Fitstation by HP orthotic, contact our office for an evaluation to determine if it is the right choice for you. The podiatrists at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists can provide various advanced treatment options for your condition based on your individual needs. To schedule an appointment, contact us online, or call our Austin office at 512-328-8900.