Our Low-Cost Foot Orthotics
These days foot orthotics seem to be everywhere, but when we at Friendly Foot Care use the term “foot orthotic” we mean custom-made low-cost foot orthotics that are just as high-quality as podiatrists or other medical experts charging high prices for foot orthotics. There is a reason we have been honored with the “Best Podiatrist” award from the Post-Tribune and “Best of the Region” from the NWI Times repeatedly — in fact, ten times! And we believe our custom-made foot orthotics are one of the reasons.
At our podiatrist Northwest Indiana office you will find that our orthotics are designed to support your unique foot structure. Most over-the-counter “orthotics” or “custom-fit” orthotics are simply arch supports.
Often these non-prescription “orthotics” or “custom-fit” orthotics require that your feet to adapt to them. We design our custom-made orthotics to adapt to your feet.
Most people quickly feel the difference. In fact, we believe our superb foot orthotics is one of the reasons why our podiatry practice earned the honor of the “Best Podiatrist” award from the Post-Tribune and “Best of the Region” from the NWI Times repeatedly — an amazing nine times! To learn more about us read patient reviews of our care by clicking here.
Incidentally, Dr. Nirenberg or “Dr. Mike” as patients call him, has helped law enforcement, including the FBI, on homicide cases involving foot-related evidence (such as footprints) and gait analysis and his assistance has helped convict murders. His foot and ankle expertise has been sought by numerous media, including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, WBBM radio and FOX News (click here to read more news).
Friendly Foot Care’s foot orthotics are the most advanced “prescription” foot orthotics possible, each made with computer-aided 3-D technology and configured to meet the precise needs of your feet.
Importantly, you should be aware that our foot orthotics are available for everyone – from children to adults, however, our low-cost cash price is only available for persons without insurance or without insurance that covers custom-made foot orthotics.
How Our Custom-Made Low-Cost Foot Orthotics Work
Our podiatrist Northwest Indiana office’s low-cost foot orthotics align your bones, joints and muscles into a more optimal or more correct position. When your feet are misaligned, weak, deformed, too high or too low, or simply not working at their best,they can cause pain and problems in your feet and ankles, and throughout your body (especially in your legs, knees, hips and back).
An easy way to understand how our feet can cause problems in your body is to think about the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. A faulty foundation caused the entire tower to tilt to one side. With your body, your feet are your foundation and if they are deformed, weak, or misaligned in other ways they may cause pain and problems up your entire skeleton.
Restoring Your Alignment with Low-Cost Foot Orthotics
To improve the body’s alignment or biomechanics (the way our body moves), our podiatrists fit your feet with our custom made foot orthotics. Our foot orthotics act to realign your feet, ankles and lower legs to work as well and as correctly as they are able.
Foot Orthotics Treat A Wide Variety of Problems
The most common problem we help with our low-cost foot orthotics is arch pain or heel pain (plantar fasciitis or heel spurs). Heel pain can become so severe that it causes some people to limp. Some patients describe their heel pain as sharp, stabbing or like a knife stabbing them with every step. Often, heel pain occurs because a large ligament on the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) is inflamed and irritated (plantar fasciitis).
In our podiatrist office, our foot doctors often examine this large ligament with ultrasound and confirm that the patient has plantar fasciitis. Patients are happy when we tell them placing one our custom-made orthotics in their shoes may alleviate their heel or arch pain.
You may also benefit from our foot orthotics if you have any of the following problems:
- Ankle pain (Ankle Arthritis)
- Shin Splints (Leg Pain)
- Flat feet (Fallen Arches)
- Bone Spurs (and Heel Spurs)
- Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- High arched feet
- Pinched Nerves (Neuromas, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome)
- Sports-Related Pain and Problems
- Diabetic Foot Problems
- Children’s Foot Problems (Pediatric Foot Problems)
- In-Toeing and Out-Toeing
- Neuropathy (Numbness, Tingling and Burning)
- Corns and Calluses
- Hammertoes (Bent and Deformed Toes)
- Ankle Weakness and Ankle Sprains
- Difficulty Walking or Walking Abnormally
- Tendonitis and Tendon Tears
- Ligament Injuries
- Tired, Achy Feet
- Arthritis of the Foot or Ankle
- Arch Problems
- Pain In the Ball of the Foot (Metarsalgia)
- Pump Bump
- Excessive Pronation or Supination
If you have any of the above listed problems, do not hesitate to make an appointment to see one of our doctors—you may need our custom-made foot orthotics.
Affordable Cash Price and Payment Plans for Foot Orthotics
If you do not have insurance or you are under-insured, or you have a high deductible and wish to pay cash, we will work with you! We understand that not everyone has insurance and we offer an affordable, reduced fee, low-cost cash price (and payment plans) for custom-made foot orthotics.
Our foot orthotics low-cost fee for patients paying cash is reasonable, as are our payment plans, and we will work to get you in and fit your for our low-cost foot orthotics quickly. If you need a low-cost, affordable cash price for custom made foot orthotics, please call our insurance/billing department today at (219)663-2273.
Additionally, if you currently are using foot orthotics from another doctor and want a second opinion podiatrist evaluation of the orthotics and your foot or ankle problem, please call us at (219)663-2273.