A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Custom orthotics may help numerous conditions such as:
- Foot Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Back Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Metatarsal Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Patello-Femoral Syndrome
- Ilio-Tibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome
Your Health professional will perform a thorough assessment to evaluate your foot alignment and biomechanics. Then a foam impression is taken and sent to an affiliate lab for production. Your orthotics are usually ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks.
Custom orthotics including assessment and fitting appointments: $400 Most extended health insurance plans will cover the cost of custom orthotics.