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Orthotics & Bracing Specialist

Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration

Orthopedic Surgery & Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, & Frisco, TX

Pain and discomfort in your feet, ankles, legs, or even your back is often linked to the positioning of your feet when you stand or walk. At the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco, Texas, surgeons Charles Cook, MD, and John Noack, MD, and the orthopedic team often prescribe custom orthotics or ankle braces to relieve plantar fasciitis, back pain, bunions, and other conditions. Ankle braces can also help you heal quickly and effectively after an injury. To learn more about orthotics and bracing and find out how they fit into your treatment, call the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration to make an appointment today.

Orthotics and Bracing Q & A

What are orthotics and bracing?

Orthotics and bracing are devices for the treatment and management of various foot and ankle issues. Orthotics are inserts for your shoes that optimize the pressure distribution on your foot when you stand and walk. At the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration, experienced pedorthotist Richard Penn custom designs and crafts your orthotics specifically for your feet. 

Ankle braces aren’t the same as orthotics. They wrap around your ankle to support and stabilize your ankle joint as it heals from an injury. Wearing your ankle brace as directed can allow you to walk, run, and work out comfortably without injuring yourself further.

When do I need orthotics and bracing?

The team at the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration may add orthotics or bracing to your treatment plan if they determine that a device could aid in your healing or reduce your risk of getting an injury. Orthotics can be valuable tools in the treatment of:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • High arches

The team may recommend ankle bracing as you heal after an ankle sprain or similar ankle injury. However, ankle braces can also be beneficial in preventing injuries if you lead an active lifestyle. 

How long does it take to get my new orthotics?

When you come to the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration for orthotics or bracing, the team works with the pedorthotist to get your orthotic device created and fitted quickly. He fabricates your device the same day as your appointment and can make adjustments right away. 

Getting your orthotics the day of your appointment not only saves you time and trouble, but it helps you improve your condition and comfort right away. The pedorthotist communicates directly with the orthopedic specialists to make your products exactly as you need them.

If you already have orthotics and need a replacement device, you can reorder your custom-fit orthotics from the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration.

To experience the comfort and confidence of walking with orthotics or ankle braces after an injury or to prevent an injury, call the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration to reserve your appointment today.

Notes: We are proud to employ our own full time certified Pedorthotist, Richard Penn. Richard specializes in footwear and supportive devices, custom orthotic fitting, and bracing with over 20 years of clinical experience. Whether you are training for a marathon or just trying to make that fashionable shoe fit and feel a little better, Richard can help. Rather than writing a prescription and sending you out for a shoe insert or a brace, our physicians communicate directly with Richard who can usually fabricate the insert or fit the brace during the same visit. Because he works side by side with our physicians, no details are lost in translation and suggested adjustments are made immediately, saving you valuable time. If you have already worked with our Pedorthotist in the past, and would simply like to re-order a previous product, you can email him directly by clicking below.


We are proud to employ our own full time certified Orthotic Fitter, Richard Penn. If you would like to re-order orthotics, email Richard Penn directly by clicking below

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