Custom Orthotics Specialist

Karen Wasserman, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Karen Wasserman, DPM

Podiatrist located in Dallas, TX

Orthotics offer a simple, non-surgical solution for foot problems. Karen Wasserman, DPM, provides custom-made orthotics to patients throughout Dallas, Texas. Orthotics fit securely inside your shoes and gently correct podiatric problems. They provide relief from chronic foot pain and may help you avoid foot surgery. Let Dr. Wasserman help you explore your options for custom orthotics. Call Dr. Wasserman and her team to schedule an appointment, or book online today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are special devices that fit into your shoes. The right orthotics can help improve foot function and relieve chronic pain. If you have stubborn foot pain, Dr. Wasserman may suggest orthotics as part of your treatment plan. She offers custom-made orthotics that meet your unique needs.

By design, custom orthotics fit your feet. Unlike over-the-counter products, Dr. Wasserman uses cutting-edge technology to develop each set of orthotics. 

Your custom orthotics help correct underlying foot problems. Orthotics can also prevent podiatric concerns from worsening.

What conditions do custom orthotics treat?

Custom orthotics can help resolve:

  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
  • Foot fatigue
  • Bunions
  • Pronation
  • Supination

Custom orthotics alter the alignment of your foot and ankle. They address problems with your gait and adjust the way your foot strikes the ground. Orthotics also relieve pressure in key regions. Your custom orthotics can make it easier to stand, walk, and run. They can even help with lower back pain.

Orthotics are especially valuable for patients with diabetes. Diabetes increases your risk for foot pain, neuropathy, and skin infections. But orthotics improve your balance and gait, and may reduce your risk of diabetic foot problems.

How are custom orthotics made?

Many types of orthotics are available at drugstores and pharmacies. But custom orthotics are the best way to correct and prevent foot problems. 

At the office of Karen Wasserman, DPM, you receive an in-depth evaluation. During your visit, Dr. Wasserman collects information about your medical history and performs a thorough exam to determine if orthotics are right for you.

Dr. Wasserman uses a three-dimensional gait analyzer to create custom orthotics. She asks you to walk back and forth on a metal plate. The analyzer assesses your gait and determines the correct shape for your orthotics.

Dr. Wasserman then places the order for your orthotics. The lab customizes each set of orthotics to your test results. Creating your orthotics may take some time, but rest assured, that they craft your orthotics using the best possible technology. Your custom orthotics are safe, effective, and durable. 

Can't I use over-the-counter orthotics?

If you need orthotics, it may be tempting to try over-the-counter products. Some podiatrists also offer inexpensive pre-made orthotics. These options may be cheap, but they aren't always designed with your feet in mind. Pre-made orthotics don't always fix underlying problems with your foot alignment or gait. In some cases, they can even make foot problems worse.

Dr. Wasserman provides genuinely custom-made orthotics. She ensures that each set of orthotics addresses your concerns. Her office also provides follow-up care if you need help maintaining your orthotics.

Are you considering custom orthotics? Let Karen Wasserman, DPM, help you choose the right kind. Call Dr. Wasserman and her team to schedule an appointment, or book online today.