Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. They are crafted uniquely for you, by matching the contours of your feet to optimize how you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
Podiatrists use orthotics to treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot. ankle, and heel pain. Clinical research studies have shown that podiatrist-prescribed foot orthotics decrease foot pain and improve function.
Traditionally, plaster casting is used to make an impression of your foot for the orthotic molds. However, newer technology like 3D Digital Scanners provide impression accuracy to the micrometer without the mess of plaster cast and without long turnaround time. Prescription orthotics are made of top-notch materials that are customized to the patient’s needs and lifestyle so to optimize the longevity of the orthotics.
Orthotics typically cost more than shoe inserts purchased in a retail store, but the additional cost is usually well worth it. Unlike shoe inserts, orthotics are molded to fit each individual foot, so you can be sure that your orthotics fit and do what they're supposed to do. Many insurance plans can help pay for prescription orthotics.
Call our office to make an appointment for an orthotic evaluation.