Orthotics Specialist

Orthotics services offered in River North, Chicago and Evanston, IL

When the pain of flatfoot or heel spurs interferes with your ability to be active, it’s time to consider the many benefits of orthotics. At Northside Foot & Ankle PC, Timothy Kruse, DPM, offers custom orthotics as part of your treatment for flatfoot, hammertoe, plantar fasciitis, and other painful conditions. Dr. Kruse helps you identify which orthotics can relieve the persistent pain in your feet, ankles, and lower legs so that you can regain your full mobility. Call the office in River North, Chicago, or Evanston, Illinois, today to schedule an orthotics consultation or book an appointment online.

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are devices designed to ease pain in your back, legs, and feet. Many orthotics fit right in your shoe to prevent friction and relieve ongoing pain.

To ensure that the orthotics meet your needs, Dr. Kruse can customize them to the measurements of your feet. He offers rigid orthotics made from hard plastic materials and soft orthotics made from softer, cushioning materials. Each is meant to treat a different set of problems.

Why would I need orthotics?

Custom orthotics are a standard part of treating a wide range of conditions that affect your comfort and the health of your feet, ankles, and legs. You could benefit from the use of orthotics if you have pain or other complications from:

  • Diabetes
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Flatfoot
  • Plantar fasciitis

Dr. Kruse can recommend orthotics to help your feet and lower legs function at their highest potential. To relieve pain, he might suggest using specific orthotics, like insertable heel wedges or arch supports. These orthotics can also ease the pressure on your feet and increase the stability of your joints.

How do I know which orthotics are right for me?

To determine which orthotics are right for you, Dr. Kruse completes a thorough exam of your feet and legs. If you’re having unexplained pain, he could order X-rays or another diagnostic imaging procedure. This will evaluate the bones and soft tissues in your lower legs and feet.

Dr. Kruse can determine which orthotics will relieve pain and improve your mobility based on your exam and test results. He takes precise measurements of your feet and shoes to create a custom orthotic.

Dr. Kruse enjoys educating people about the mechanics of their feet and teaching them how they can benefit from the regular use of orthotics.

He can also recommend footwear changes to improve the health of your feet and legs. Changing the shoes you wear could lower your risk of chronic pain and other persistent symptoms that interfere with your quality of life.

Call the Northside Foot & Ankle PC office nearest you today or book a consultation online to learn how custom orthotics can improve your mobility.