Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to address an array of issues affecting the feet and the ankles, including matters that affect mobility and balance. Orthotics can also improve pain in areas other than the feet and ankles, including knee pain, hip pain and pain in the lower back. Custom-designed for each patient, prescription orthotics can be used to treat issues like:
Absolutely. Prescription orthotics are supplied by a podiatrist with the skills and experience for this service. Podiatrists customize orthotics with a series of precise measurements to create a custom solution for every patient based on their symptoms, underlying medical needs, overall health, foot shape, gait pattern and other factors for far superior results compared to over-the-counter shoe inserts. Inserts available in stores are manufactured based on broad data from large populations and do not provide custom support. As a result, they can make some feet and ankle problems worse. Plus, custom orthotics are manufactured from the highest-quality natural and synthetic materials, so they maintain their shape and their function for much longer than store-bought inserts, making them a more cost-effective solution over time.
Custom orthotics depend on a very precise set of measurements that take multiple factors into account, including the shape of the foot as well as the mechanics involved in motion to achieve an optimal result. Several techniques can be used to measure feet, including manual measuring techniques and techniques that rely on state-of-the-art technology. Once the measurements are made, they are sent to a lab where the orthotic will be individually made for an ideal, comfortable fit and superior, long-term relief of symptoms. Custom orthotics can be made for nearly all types of foot and ankle issues and to fit most types of shoes, including high heels and athletic shoes.
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