Vitality Health Center -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Vitality Health Center

Integrative Medicine Specialists & Chiropractors located in Santa Monica, CA

Orthotics Specialist

Getting custom orthotics can reduce pain throughout your body, especially pain found in your feet. The orthotic specialists at Vitality Health Center in Santa Monica, California, give you custom-fitted orthotics that are designed for your feet only. When your feet are properly supported, it makes it easier for everything else in your body to be aligned and you’ll experience far less pain.

Orthotics Q and A

Do I need custom orthotics?

If you have any lingering or chronic pain in your body, especially in your feet or back, orthotics certainly can be beneficial. There are two types of orthotics that men and women need.

Functional orthotics are beneficial for controlling abnormal motion. If you roll your ankles inwards, for example, these types of orthotics can help balance your feet, correcting the problem. Functional orthotics are helpful for minimizing issues with foot pain, shin splints, or tendonitis.

Accommodative orthotics are designed to add more cushioning and support to your shoes. You might need these types of orthotics if you have diabetic foot ulcers, calluses, sporadic heel pain, or other painful foot issues.

Can orthotics help with plantar fasciitis?

Yes. With plantar fasciitis, the ligament across the arch of your foot that connects your heel to your toes (plantar fascia) gets inflamed or irritated, and that produces excruciating pain. That can happen if you have an injury or are overweight or obese. It could also happen due to family genes.

Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis, you may benefit from either functional or accommodative orthotics. If your condition leaves you with an inward twisting of the foot, you’d probably benefit from a functional orthotic that supports your arch and cushions your heel. Some accommodative orthotics can help absorb shock each time you step, minimizing your overall pain level.

How am I fitted for orthotics?

When your orthotic specialist at Vitality Health Center fits you for orthotics, he or she thoroughly evaluates and gets images of your feet, ankles, and legs. Your measurements are then sent to a lab that custom-designs orthotic inserts for each foot. When your orthotics come in, you’re able to wear them in your shoes the very same day.

Can I just get orthotics from the store?

You can, but it isn’t recommended. The issue with one-size-fits-all orthotics is that while they may fit perfectly for some, for you, they might provide too little support in certain areas. That can misalign your feet and spine, making your pain even worse over time.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Vitality Health Center, we accept all PPO plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield

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Vitality Health Center
2232 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-421-2723
Fax: 310-396-3645
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