Shoe Inserts Specialist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM -  - General Podiatrist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM

General Podiatrist & Aesthetic Podiatrist located in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX

Shoe inserts provide support and comfort so you won’t have to struggle with lingering foot pain. If you regularly experience heel, arch, or forefoot (ball) discomfort, Francine Rhinehart, DPM, provides personalized shoe insert solutions at her private practice in Dallas, Texas. Click on the online scheduling tool to book your exam, or call the clinic to schedule by phone today.

Shoe Inserts Q & A

Why do I need shoe inserts?

Even top-of-the-line shoes aren’t always supportive enough. After all, they’re designed with a one-size-fits-all approach. 

Shoe inserts are designed to give you support right where you need it, so you can relieve pain. You may benefit from shoe inserts if you have:

  • Over- or underpronation 
  • Ball of foot pain 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Corns or calluses
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Flat feet 
  • Hammertoes
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions 
  • Diabetes 

Shoe inserts are also important if you have ankle instability, possibly due to a prior ankle sprain. They help stabilize your foot and support your ankle, which may lower your risk of future injuries. 

Which type of shoe inserts do I need?

When you come in to the office of Francine Rhinehart, DPM, for an evaluation, you can expect comprehensive care. Dr. Rhinehart listens to your concerns and looks over your medical records. 

After performing a physical exam and looking at any necessary imaging, Dr. Rhinehart talks with you about which shoe inserts may be most effective. She may recommend:

  • Arch supports
  • Heel supports
  • Shoe padding

Dr. Rhinehart may gather molds of your feet if you need custom orthotics. She can get you fitted for semi-rigid functional orthotics to minimize abnormal motion and to treat injuries, such as Achilles tendinitis.

Alternatively, Dr. Rhinehart may recommend custom accommodative orthotics. These cushioned supports offload pressure if you have a foot wound. They can even help prevent future foot wounds if you have diabetes or poor circulation. 

When should I wear my shoe inserts?

For optimal effectiveness and superior pain relief, it’s important to wear your shoe inserts daily. Dr. Rhinehart understands that you probably don’t wear the same type of shoes every day, though.

She recommends and fabricates orthotics that are tailored to your needs. Dr. Rhinehart can fit you for gym shoe inserts to wear while you’re working out or walking, in addition to shoe inserts that fit snugly into your work shoes. In any case, it’s important to wear your shoe inserts anytime you’re going to spend an extended period on your feet.

Francine Rhinehart, DPM, provides customized shoe inserts to prevent and relieve serious foot discomfort. Get yours by booking an exam online or over the phone today.