Orthotics Specialist

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Orthotics services offered in Tooele and West Valley City, UT

To correct foot problems, reduce pain, and improve your range of motion safely, custom orthotics are an excellent and easy-to-use solution. At The Foot Clinic in Tooele, and West Valley City, Utah, fellowship-trained podiatrist Richard Luke Jones, DPM, uses the most advanced orthotics design practices to make orthotics for your distinctive needs. Call the office today or use online booking to learn how orthotics can change your life.

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are prescription devices that enhance your foot function, support your foot, or both. Most orthotics are shaped for the bottom of your foot to place in your shoes. 

At The Foot Clinic, Dr. Jones creates custom orthotics using pinpoint-specific measurements of your feet, which means that your custom orthotics perfectly fit your foot and no one else's. Just like eyeglasses or contact lenses have a prescription for your eyes, your orthotics contain a prescription for your feet.

What foot conditions do custom orthotics treat?

Custom orthotics can stabilize your joints, reduce pressure, relieve swelling, shift feet and ankle bones into optimal alignment, improve your balance, and even optimize athletic performance. 

Some of the many conditions that orthotics can treat include:

  • Ankle instability
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers

Orthotics can also help with chronic back, knee, or leg pain.

What are custom orthotics made from?

Orthotic composition varies by the role it plays in treatment.


Soft orthotics

Soft orthotics are cushioned orthotics made from soft and springy materials like foam and vinyl. They're the go-to choice for diabetic foot ulcers and other foot problems that cause tender or painful areas on your feet. 


Semirigid orthotics

Semirigid orthotics are a mix of soft and hard materials. Generally, a semirigid orthotic has a layer of soft material touching your foot with a hard layer beneath it. These orthotics can improve balance and optimize physical activity.


Rigid orthotics

Rigid orthotics are usually made of hard materials like graphite composite or plastic. They control foot joint function and could be a good option for the treatment of chronic pain in your lower body.

Dr. Jones analyzes your particular foot and ankle problems, your diagnostic tests, and all aspects of your foot and ankle challenges to determine which custom orthotic offers you the most benefit. 

The Foot Clinic offers custom orthotics in a welcoming setting, so don’t wait to reach out to the expert podiatric practice by phone or through online scheduling today.