What are Custom Orthotics?

The feet and ankles are the body's primary anatomical support while standing, walking, and running.  They are therefore very susceptible to injury and biomechanical dysfunction, and may be a significant contributing factor to your pain.  It is essential to assess the feet when dealing with any injury.  A thorough gait analysis, digital foot scan, and foot examination will be performed to determine if you may benefit from custom orthotics. 

Custom orthotics are manufactured based on a practitioners' professional examination and prescription, and are designed to meet patients' individual and lifestyle needs.  A custom orthotic is a therapeutic device designed to align the foot and ankle into an anatomically efficient position.  They reduce stress and strain on the body by aligning the foot and redirecting forces that take place during the gait cycle.  There are several different types of orthotics made to fit different types of shoes. 

Orthotics can help with: 

  • Localized Foot Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Fallen Arches (Pes Planus)
  • Bunions, Bunionettes
  • Hammer Toes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arch/Heel Pain
  • Leg/Knee Pain
  • Hip or Back pain