Custom orthotic devices are a medical device made using a state-of-the-art laser scanner. They are based on images of your feet and are prescibed by a physician. They are used to address alignment issues and provide comfort to a patient. They are commonly used in conjunction with other treatment methods.
These devices are made to fit either your dress or athletic shoes to help distribute pressure across your feet more evenly and correct the underlying structural abnormalities.
Benefits of Custom Orthotics
Provide Foot Support – correct misalignment of the foot due to abnormalities. Low and High arches are examples of common foot alignment abnormalities.
Joint & Injury Protection – by correcting alignment issues, custom orthotics restore balance and reduce undue strain placed on joints. Custom orthotics may be used to prevent further injury or to protect an injury so that it can heal properly.
Pain Reduction – foot conditions such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, arthritis or flatfoot can cause cause pain in various areas of your body including your foot, ankles, knees, hips or lower back. Correcting foot position can help to alleviate or reduce pain being experienced in these areas of the body. A custom made orthotic may also be designed to absorb shock and relieve pressure caused by foot abnormalities.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, the orthopedic doctors and podiatrist at The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders provide a full range of individualized treatments. Call us to schedule an appointment. Early treatment of foot and other disorders is always a preference and can reduce the need to surgery down the road.