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Unlike typical store-bought insoles, shoe inserts are prescribed and dispensed by podiatrists and pedorthists to provide corrective foot support and cushioning. Conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, arthritis, and flat feet can highly benefit from orthotics and the pain relief they can provide.
Orthotics come in many different shapes, sizes, and materials. The purpose of a custom orthotic is to specifically meet your individual needs. Some orthotics may be rigid or functional while others are soft and accommodating. Rigid orthotics help ease foot aches and strains. They’re made from harder materials such as plastic or carbon fiber. Soft orthotics take the pressure off (“offload”) uncomfortable areas of the feet, such as sores or ulcers. This type of orthotic is typically made from soft compression materials.
Custom orthotics are molded specifically to your feet and should fit your shoes perfectly. If you feel like the orthotic doesn’t fit properly, let us know right away so we can make adjustments to make you as comfortable as possible.
We recommend that you keep a healthy line of communication with your footcare team and visit at their requested schedule to ensure your orthotic is working as intended. Doing so will allow us to keep track of gradual improvement and allow you to discuss any possible problems. If you or someone you know feel orthotics are a desirable treatment option, we can help.
A Physicians Footcare podiatrist or pedorthist will thoroughly examine your feet to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Request your appointment now.
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