Custom Molded Orthotics
Orthotics are devices worn in the shoe to alter or modify abnormal foot behavior. They aim to treat, adjust and support different disorders of the foot. While orthotics are available over-the-counter to correct general problems, the most effective orthotics are those that are custom made.
Your doctor can create orthotics that are made to specifically fit the size and shape of your foot, as well as correct your individual foot problem. This is done by creating an impression of the foot called a cast, which is then made into a customized insert worn in the shoe.
Orthotics can be used to correct:
- Chronic heel, knee or low back pain
- Flat feet
- Ankle sprains
- Shin pain
- Abnormal shoe wear
Orthotics can either be functional, which are designed to correct foot deformities and provide support to the abnormal areas, or accommodative, which are often used in young children to correct minor foot problems. Accommodative orthotics can also include leg braces to correct foot, leg or hip abnormalities.