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Custom orthotics can be fabricated to provide support to healthy joints of the foot, but can incorporate areas of padding or relief where joints may be arthritic and stress in these areas is greatly reduced.
After your initial consultation, we’ll assess your specific condition, as well as your lifestyle and activity level, so we can determine the exact type of orthotic that will be suitable for you.
Controls motion in major joints of the foot and ankle
Controls excessive motion and provides cushioning
Relieves pressure from uncomfortable or injured spots
Today most practitioners use scanning technologies to measure a patient's foot and this is sent to a lab where an orthotic is milled from material to make the device. It leads to a more convenient way for the practitioner to take a cast, but unfortunately, it is not as accurate as a traditional plaster cast of the foot that is correctly positioned. Obtaining a quality casting is the most important part when making an orthotic.
Our approach to making the best quality and functioning orthotics is by combining traditional, but scientifically proven casting methods, with the use of advanced medical grade materials.
We understand that each patient has different goals in mind when considering orthotics . For some, this might be to increase athletic performance, but for most, foot orthotics are to help decrease strain and discomfort and allow an increase in pain free activities.
Custom orthotics can be fabricated to provide support to healthy joints of the foot, but can incorporate areas of padding or relief where joints may be arthritic and stress in these areas is greatly reduced. Foot orthotics can be paramount in preventing or managing a foot ulcer for people with diabetic and other wounds, peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy. Finally, when considering our younger patients, custom foot orthotics can be fit to address mild to moderate congenital foot deformities, heel pain (which is common in active kids) and low back and knee pain, also extremely common in kids who have a hypermobile, or over-pronating foot type.
In all cases, beginning with a comprehensive history and physical examination, biomechanical assessment and gait analysis, an orthotic will be designed and custom fabricated, as well as fit by the same foot and ankle specialist from start to finish, guaranteeing the best functioning device possible.