Custom orthotics are medical devices that not only provide cushion and arch support for patients but also countless benefits including pain relief and improved foot function.
Orthotics are often part of a comprehensive treatment plan for a variety of symptoms, usually associated with foot pain or discomfort.
Orthotics are more than just insoles for the shoes you buy over the counter. This is a very personalized sole or heel insert for your foot. Your podiatrist will often recommend custom orthotics if treatments such as exercise prove ineffective.
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Custom orthotics are much more efficient and effective than the mass-produced prefabricated foot orthotics you can easily find in pharmacies or shopping malls. This is because special orthotics are made:
1. To meet proper specifications
2. Consider your specific health condition
3. After assessing the length of the limbs and measuring the legs and feet
Precast insoles, even if they fit your shoes, may not fit your feet properly and therefore may not provide the relief and adjustment you need. If your feet are constantly sore, you may need to see a podiatrist examine you.
He or she will likely prescribe a special orthotic to relieve pain and prevent a recurrence. These orthotics also protect your feet from foot ulcers, calluses, corns, and foot injuries.