Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM, South Valley, NM, Edgewood, NM & Grants, NM

Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico has a nationally accredited durable medical equipment lab on-site at its offices in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, South Valley, Edgewood, and Grants, New Mexico. The podiatry specialists fabricate custom-made orthotic devices to improve your mobility, correct foot deformities, and prevent your risk for falls. To learn more about the benefits of custom orthotics, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What is orthotics?

Orthotics are special shoe inserts that the team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico custom-makes to treat a variety of foot conditions. 

The practice has an on-site durable medical equipment lab that fabricates custom orthotics for your feet and ankles. The skilled pedorthist also fits diabetic patients with custom shoes, shoe inserts, and braces. 

Why do I need orthotics?

The podiatry team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico can recommend custom orthotics to treat a condition that affects the health of your foot or ankles. 

You may need orthotics to:

  • Prevent falls
  • Relieve back pain
  • Correct deformities 
  • Improve mobility of feet and ankles
  • Relieve pain and pressure on your feet and toes

You may also be a candidate for orthotics to treat an injury or address underlying health issues that affect your feet, such as arthritis or diabetes.

After a thorough evaluation of the function of your feet and ankles, your provider can determine what type of orthotic is right for you.

What can I expect by using orthotics?

To customize your orthotics, the providers at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico physically examine your feet and take necessary molds to ensure an accurate fit. 

Orthotics are made with a variety of durable materials, including plastics and carbon fiber, to cushion your feet but still provide flexibility. Many fit directly into your shoes to correct your condition. 

Some of the most common types of orthotics include:


Insoles can be made of gel, plastic, or foam and fit into your shoes to provide your feet with extra support and cushioning.

Heel liners

Heel liners support your heel and provide extra cushioning to relieve pain of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.

Arch supports

Arch supports treat both high and low arches by adding extra support for the natural arch of your foot.

Foot cushions

Foot cushions reduce irritation from your shoes rubbing against your feet or toes. 

The team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico often uses orthotics in combination with other therapies. Depending on the type of orthotics you need, your provider works closely with you to ensure you’re wearing them correctly. 

To learn more about the benefits of orthotics, schedule a consultation online or by calling the Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico office nearest you today.