Orthotics Specialist

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb -  - Podiatric Surgeon and Foot & Ankle Specialist

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb

Podiatric Surgeons and Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Kennesaw, Marietta, Hiram, and Acworth, GA

Orthotics are a safe, effective, and nonsurgical solution for a wide range of foot and ankle problems. At Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb in Marietta, Georgia, Ryan Goldfine, DPM, Shaynah Goldfine, DPM, and their team offer custom orthotics and braces using an innovative 3D scanner. The team has an extensive background in biomechanics and provides safe and effective treatment for a wide range of foot and ankle problems. To learn more about custom orthotics, call or book your appointment online today.

Orthotics Q&A


What are orthotics?

An orthotic is a medical device that improves the biomechanics of your foot. Orthotics go on the inside of your shoe, providing support to your muscles, joints, and bone, improving the way you stand, walk, and run. 

Custom orthotics are made from a number of different materials like plastic, acrylic, and carbon fiber, and they’re designed to address your specific foot or ankle problem. 

How do I know if custom orthotics are right for me?

Orthotics are a versatile and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Planovalgus foot
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles tendinitis

Before recommending orthotics, your podiatrist performs a thorough examination, including a physical exam and discussion of your foot or ankle problem. Your doctor may also administer imaging tests like an MRI scan or X-ray. Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb offers convenient on-site imaging tests using a state-of-the-art foot and ankle X-ray. 

After your examination, your doctor determines the most effective treatment for your condition. In some cases, orthotics are combined with other conservative treatments like physical therapy or over-the-counter pain relievers.

How are custom orthotics made?

At Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb, the team uses a 3D scanner to develop a detailed model of your foot. The 3D scanner is a much more advanced and accurate alternative to traditional plaster molds. 

The scanner makes it easier for your doctor to arrange your foot in the proper biomechanical position, allowing them to ensure your orthotics have the right fit for your specific needs. 

After scanning your foot, your doctor sends the images off to a lab, which constructs your custom orthotics. Once your orthotics come in, your doctor ensures they fit correctly and provides you with instructions for proper use. 

In addition to custom orthotics, the team also offers custom braces, ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs), and medical-grade over-the-counter orthotics and inserts. The team works with each patient to find the ideal solution for their foot or ankle problem. 

To find out if orthotics are right for your foot or ankle problem, book your appointment by phone or online today.

Podiatrist seeing patients from Kennesaw, Hiram, and Acworth