Orthotics services offered in Scottsdale, AZ


Persistent foot and ankle pain can often be relieved and prevented with orthotics. At Ledesma Foot and Ankle, custom orthotics are available for adults and children with ankle instability, diabetic foot ulcers, bursitis, and other painful conditions. Experienced podiatrists Paul Ledesma, DPM, Scott Shindler, DPM, and Jaminelli Banks, DPM, use an advanced laser system to scan your feet and ankle to create a mold for perfect-fitting heel inserts, braces, and other custom orthotics. Call the Scottsdale, Arizona, office today to schedule an orthotics consultation or request an appointment online.

What is orthotics?

Orthotics describe medical devices like heel inserts that provide additional support and cushioning for your feet and ankles.

Prescription orthotics can relieve pain and other symptoms of foot and ankle conditions like tendonitis. They can also keep your lower extremities in proper alignment to prevent injuries and additional complications.

Ledesma Foot and Ankle provides custom orthotics that fit the natural shape of your feet and ankles. They use advanced laser technology to design the orthotics you need to improve your food and ankle health.

Why would I need orthotics?

The custom orthotics at Ledesma Foot and Ankle are available for children and adults. The experienced podiatrists might recommend orthotics to treat or prevent:

  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Calluses and corns
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • High or fallen arches
  • Foot or ankle instability
  • Joint pain in the toes, ankles, and knees

Young children may also benefit from braces to improve the alignment of their feet and ankles while their bones are still growing. In this case, orthotics can prevent or prolong the need for surgery to treat conditions like clubfoot that occur in childhood.

The podiatry team provides high-quality orthotics that are typically more effective than the products you buy over-the-counter. They use laser scanning technology to map the size and shape of your foot or ankle, then send scan results to a medical lab that creates your custom orthotics.

Which orthotics are right for me?

Ledesma Foot and Ankle’s podiatry team completes a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation to identify what type of orthotics you need. They may also request X-rays or other imaging tests to get a closer look at the structures of your feet and ankles.

The providers customize two main types of orthotics:


Functional orthotics can prevent abnormal movements in the feet and ankles that lead to pain. This type of orthotics are usually made with semi-rigid materials, including plastic, acrylic, and carbon graphite.


Accommodative orthotics are made of softer materials like rubber and foam. This type of orthotics provides extra cushioning for your feet and ankles and relieves pressure on painful ulcers, calluses, and bunions.

Custom orthotics are made from high-quality, durable materials that can last for several years. The team continues to evaluate your success with orthotics during follow-up appointments.

Call Ledesma Foot and Ankle today to schedule an orthotics consultation. You can also request an appointment online.