Custom orthotics are devices provided by a specialist or a podiatrist according to the anatomy of your foot. Custom orthotics can benefit almost anyone as they support the natural shape of the feet, alleviate foot pain, redistribute weight evenly on the feet, maintain balance, and greatly reduce the risk of foot sores in patients with diabetes. They are often prescribed to people with bunions, hammertoes, high-arched feet, flat feet, plantar fasciitis, and diabetes.
How Can They Benefit You?
- Custom orthotics manufacturers use intelligent, innovative sensory technology to analyze the anatomy of their client’s feet and pressure points for any dysfunctional gait issues while bearing weight. This way, the orthotics are made to address an individual’s podiatric problems and requirements.
- A podiatrist would prefer prescribing custom orthotics to people seeking orthotic support for their feet, but insurance companies don’t always cover the expense of custom orthotics. Another suitable option could be supportive insoles formed by a rigid material that would lend stability to the feet instead of the widely available soft-bendable drug-store insoles. Foot structure misalignment, supination, overpronation, and plantar fasciitis can be corrected with custom orthotics or supportive insoles.
- When choosing supportive insoles, remember the space they would take inside your shoes and where you would wear them. For example, low-volume insoles are better suited for people with low arches or cycling shoes. Medium-volume insoles work well with a range of arch types, casual footwear, and some athletic shoes. Insoles with high volume are best for runners or trekking boots, hiking footwear, ski boots, and feet with high arches.
Interested in custom orthotics? Give Syracuse Podiatry a call today!
Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Donal M. Erickson, Dr. Keith Sherman, Dr. Anne-Louise Smith, Dr. Justin Muser, Dr. Nicholas Cronin, and the rest of the staff at Syracuse Podiatry in East Syracuse, New York, can help treat and care for your feet. Call us at 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online to get help today.