Orthotics Specialist

Even seemingly minor structural issues in your feet, such as flat feet, can lead to significant foot, knee, back, and hip pain. Debra Young, DPM, can analyze your gait, sort out your structural issues, and create a custom shoe insert (orthotic) that relieves your pain and helps your feet function the way they should. Dr. Young leads the team at Lincoln Park Podiatry in Chicago and has an office in Lincoln Park/Lakeview area for your convenience. Call today for your appointment or try their online scheduling service.

Orthotics Q & A

How can orthotics relieve my foot pain?

Like the foundation of a home, your feet support you throughout any activity that requires standing, walking, running, or jumping. Whether you’re dancing for fun, competing as an athlete, or just trying to get through a busy workday, structural problems in your feet can cause damage to your ankle, knee, hip, and lower back joints. Along with the damage comes the pain.

The custom foot orthotics offered by Dr. Young are removable, prescription medical devices placed as inserts into your shoes to help improve the function of your feet. When your feet work more efficiently, your body is more properly aligned. This decreases stress on your joints and helps prevent pain and fatigue when you’re walking or running for work and play.

For instance, flattened arches affect how your feet come into contact with the ground as you walk or run. Your foot rolls inward farther than normal and the foot and ankle have difficulty stabilizing the body and absorbing shock. Flat feet can cause bunions, heel spurs, knee and ankle pain, and back discomfort. An orthotic that’s custom tailored to support and lift your arch helps resolve these issues.

Why is it important to use custom orthotics?

Dr. Young doesn’t mind recommending less expensive, off-the-shelf orthotics when your foot problems are not severe. For more complex issues, however, custom orthotics offer better support and realign your posture more effectively. In the same way that a tailored suit or dress fits your unique body shape, custom orthotics are designed specifically for your feet and the structural issues you have. To ensure that your orthotics are truly customized, Dr. Young uses the computerized GaitScan™ to help her choose your inserts.

What is GaitScan™?

Designing custom orthotics to control foot dysfunction is a complex arena and a specialty of Lincoln Park Podiatry. The GaitScan system uses specially designed devices and sensors to precisely analyze your foot function as you’re standing and walking. Dr. Young uses the results to help determine the cause of your faulty foot function and whether it’s correctable by orthotics. If custom orthotics are right for you, she takes an impression of your feet to ensure proper fit and sends that off to have your orthotics fabricated.

Insurance Providers

We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. We also have a reasonable self pay option for services not covered by insurance. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Young is amazing!!! She is very professional, prompt and courteous. Office staff is awesome :) Definitely worth the 30 minute drive."

    Jessica G.
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    "Dr. Young's professionalism and down to Earth manner were more than impressive. After a month of hobbling around and not getting any better, I was "cured" in 1 day."

    John G.
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    "Dr. Young is one of the most professional doctors I've ever had and she goes out of her way to treat the patients with the most respect and dignity."

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    "She and her staff have great bedside manner, and I'm very happy with my results and overall experience at Lincoln Park Podiatry."

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    "If you want a dedicated, experienced and highly friendly and professional podiatrist, look no further than Dr. Debra Young. "

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    "I will recommend Dr. Debra to anyone and everyone that needs help with their feet or toes. I wish I could give her a thousand stars!"

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Lincoln Park Podiatry
2752 North Southport Ave
Lincoln Park | Lakeview

Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-382-1470
Fax: (773) 295-2210
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