Thursday, 18 April 2024 00:00

Embrace the great outdoors with confidence and comfort! Whether you're hiking, jogging, or exploring nature, Custom Orthotics are your perfect companion. Tailored to your foot's unique needs, they provide stability on uneven terrains and cushioning for those longer adventures. Don't let foot discomfort limit your outdoor experiences. With Custom Orthotics, every step is supported and secure. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024 00:00

Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:00

Morton's neuroma, a common foot condition, occurs when a nerve in the ball of the foot becomes thickened and inflamed, leading to pain and discomfort. This condition typically affects the area between the third and fourth toes but can also occur between other toes. The exact cause of Morton's neuroma is not always clear, but it often develops due to repetitive stress or irritation on the nerve, such as wearing tight or high-heeled shoes that compress the forefoot. Activities that involve repetitive pressure on the ball of the foot, such as running or participating in high-impact sports, can also contribute to the development of Morton's neuroma. Additionally, foot deformities like bunions, hammertoes, or flat feet may increase the risk. Understanding the underlying causes of Morton's neuroma is important for effective management and prevention strategies, which may include wearing supportive footwear, using orthotic inserts, and avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose and treat Morton’s neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Vivian C. Iwu, DPM of Choice Podiatry Center. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Marietta, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Thursday, 11 April 2024 00:00

Custom-made foot orthotics are personalized shoe inserts crafted to address specific foot issues and biomechanical imbalances. They offer tailored support and comfort, making them highly effective in treating various conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, flat feet, and types of arthritis. Compared to off-the-shelf shoe inserts, custom-made orthotics provide superior support and alignment correction because they are designed based on a detailed assessment of an individual's foot structure, gait pattern, and specific needs. This customization ensures optimal fit and functionality and results in better outcomes and increased comfort for the wearer. The process of making custom orthotics typically involves taking impressions or scans of the feet, followed by precise measurements and molding of materials to create inserts that fit the unique contours of your foot. This meticulous approach ensures that the orthotics provide the necessary support and alleviate symptoms associated with certain foot conditions, ultimately improving mobility and overall quality of life. If you have foot problems, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation and discussion of whether custom orthotics can help you.

Discover relief from persistent foot pain with custom orthotics and shoe inserts. If you’re battling heel pain, these personalized solutions offer targeted support, addressing the root causes of discomfort. Customized to your unique biomechanics, these inserts provide stability, alleviating both heel and foot pain. Say goodbye to the agony of every step and hello to a life free from constant foot pain. Invest in your well-being with custom orthotics or shoe inserts ensuring your feet receive the care they deserve. Step confidently, step comfortably – because a pain-free journey begins with the right support. 

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Marietta, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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