Foot orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that are designed to correct abnormal or irregular foot or leg biomechanics.
Sometimes called arch supports, foot orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably and correct improper biomechanics that can lead to injury or pain.
Foot orthotics come in many shapes and materials. A wide range are available with different design and flexibility options that accommodate many shoe styles and foot types.
Foot orthotics are used for early intervention and treatment of conditions such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bunion pain
- Neuroma pain
- Shin splints
- Flat feet
- Knee pain
- Back pain
While over-the-counter foot orthotics are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthotics can. Prescription orthotics are custom made to fit an individual’s unique foot structure.
The doctors at Anderson Podiatry Center have extensive experience in diagnosing conditions best suited for treatment by orthotics and also in prescribing the type of orthotic that best addresses your particular activity, shoe gear, and foot type.
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