Dr. Okonkwo stays a step ahead with footcareApril 26, 2021
Experiencing foot or heel pain? Considering orthotics to help relieve the pain. Shoe inserts are orthotics that are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular movements of the foot and walking patterns, by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.
Made of different materials and quality, not all orthotics are created equal. Understandably, people spend much time and money using the wrong orthotic. Therefore, it is important to see a podiatrist who can evaluate your issues and create a customized treatment option that is tailored to your feet and walking patterns.
Podiatrist, Dr. Okonkwo, now offers the most innovative technology to create custom orthotics for her patients. Using a state-of-the art technology, Dr. Okonkwo can generate digital models of a patient’s foot, ankle, and calf using the iPad and a 3D scanner. She is then able to create a digital cast which is submitted to a leading orthotic developer who fabricates a prescription foot orthotic.
This scanning technology eliminates shipping and physical casting costs while reducing the amount of time to physically cast the patient and the time it takes to ship the casts to the lab.