Custom Orthotics, are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after we have conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.

Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion, provide support to off load painful sites, and when needed cushion. Functional orthotics are usually crafted of a semi-rigid or semi flexible material such as plastic or graphite or carbon. They can be made partial or full length. Depending on your condition and what you plan to use them for we strive to ensure they fit your needs. For some sports or activities we may make them with cushions, pads, wedges for maximal support. For dress shoes and variety of shoes, we often choose a thin, light weight shell and thin top cover for ease of shoe fit.

We use orthotics to treat foot problems such as arch pain, heel pain ankle pain, foot fatigue, ankle instability, collapsed arches, shin splints, painful forefoot deformities and pain in the ball of the foot. Clinical research studies have repeatedly shown that podiatrist-prescribed foot orthotics decrease foot and ankle pain and improve function.

Orthotics do cost more than shoe inserts purchased in a retail store, but the additional cost is usually well worth it. Unlike over the counter shoe inserts, and cushioned pads, orthotics are molded to fit each individual foot, so you can be sure that your orthotics fit and do what they're supposed to do. Prescription orthotics are also made of top-notch materials and last many years when cared for properly.

To make your orthotics we don't just have you step in a box of foam. We take the time to perform neutral non weight bearing impressions using plaster to properly align your foot. This takes about 20-30 minutes and then it can take up to 3 weeks before you get your orthotics.

We did do digital scans at one time, but results were not consistent and so continue at this time to use plaster until we find a scanner that we trust. Once devices are made, they are reviewed and then dispensed to you. At times orthotic adjustments may be needed pending on your progress.

At our office, pending on your condition, we also offer a variety of pre made shoe inserts that may meet your needs. Key is to bring your shoes to your visit so that you can try them on and walk around a little to determine if it may be a good fit.