Orthotics, unlike typical shoe inserts, are prescribed by a chiropodist to help provide your feet with cushion and support. They can also aid in correcting a specific foot condition that you may be dealing with. Conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, arthritis, and flat feet can highly benefit from the use of orthotics, and orthotics may assist you in alleviating pain that often comes with those ailments.

Orthotics can come in many different shapes and sizes and can be made from different types of materials. The purpose of a custom orthotic is for it to match your specific needs. Some orthotics may be rigid or functional, while others are soft and accommodative. Rigid orthotics are made to help ease foot aches and strains, and they’re made from harder materials like plastic or carbon fiber. Soft orthotics serve to take the pressure off of uncomfortable areas of the feet, such as sores or foot ulcers. This type of orthotic is typically made from soft, compression materials.

Custom orthotics are made to mold to your feet and should fit your shoes perfectly. If you have had orthotics before and you feel they have not fitted properly, we would be pleased to assess you here at The Footcare Centre so that we can assist in getting you comfortable as quickly possible.

Orthotic therapy is often complemented by other treatments that your chiropodist may be doing such as mobilization or shockwave therapy. It is recommended that you visit at the chiropodists recommended schedule to get the most out of your treatment and your orthotics. Doing this will keep track of changes in your condition and will allow your chiropodist to consider changes to the prescription over time. If you feel orthotics are a treatment option for you, we recommend you meet with our chiropodist to discuss how to improve your foot health with orthotic therapy. Call us to book now.

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