Our Patient Education
Custom-fitted orthotics are prescribed by a foot doctor and are designed to support and comfort your feet. Orthotics are manufactured after a thorough exam of your feet, ankles and legs, and so these inserts fit your unique foot structure and needs.
There are two types of orthotics:
- Functional orthotics help to control abnormal motion and the pain associated with this condition. They are usually made of a semi-rigid material like graphite or plastic.
- Accommodative orthotics provide cushioning and support and can help treat diabetic foot ulcers and painful calluses.
Orthotics are effective in treating foot problems like plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendonitis and heel, foot and ankle pain.
Shoe inserts can be found in many retail stores, but they are “one-size-fits-all.” Custom orthotics, however, are molded to fit your foot and made of high-quality materials that are durable for years, with proper care. A prescription orthotic is made to fit your specific foot and designed to relieve your unique foot health needs.
Creating Custom Orthotics
We will first assess your overall health and evaluate your pain or discomfort along with contributing factors. After a thorough examination of your feet, we will check your gait and watch the movement of your feet, ankles and legs.
Based on our evaluation, we will design the right orthotics to relieve your foot problem. Your custom devices will improve your foot movement for more mobility and comfort.