There are three main types of custom orthotics available at our podiatry office. One of our knowledgeable podiatrists can recommend the right type of custom orthotic to meet your needs. Our custom orthotics include:
Soft Orthotics: These orthotics provide cushioning, support, and shock absorption while alleviating pressure on the balls of the feet. These are beneficial to patients with arthritis in the feet and ankles or who have foot deformities or diabetes-related foot problems.
Rigid Orthotics: These orthotics reduce pain in the legs and lower back by correcting foot positioning when stepping. These are beneficial to patients with pain in the legs or lower back due to an irregular step pattern.
Semi-Rigid Orthotics: These orthotics provide stability and improve balance by correcting foot positioning and alignment. These are beneficial to athletes and patients with flat feet who need additional arch support.
How Orthotics Help
Orthotics can help you in many ways. One of the most significant benefits is relief from pain and discomfort in the feet, legs, and lower back. Generic orthotics can be purchased over-the-counter, but do not provide the same benefits as custom orthotics obtained through a podiatry office. Custom orthotics are tailor-made specifically for you, so they are able to provide a higher level of cushioning, support, and stability. Some of the many ways custom orthotics can help include:
- Better arch support
- Additional cushioning
- Relief from pain and discomfort
- Improved stability and balance
- Reduced strain on the feet and ankles
- Improved alignment in the feet and lower extremities
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