Foot Orthotics

Foot Orthotics

Chinese Translation

What is a Foot Orthotic?

Foot Orthotics

A foot orthotic, or insole, is a medical appliance that can be inserted into footwear to achieve the following functions:

  • re-align and support the feet and lower extremities
  • redistribute ground forces and improve shock absorption
  • enhance foot function
  • relieve and prevent symptoms of foot abnormalities/misalignment
  • accommodation of foot deformities

For optimal functioning foot orthotics should be combined with appropriate and supportive footwear.

They are also commonly referred to as insoles, inserts, orthotics, arch supports, foot pads or footbeds.

Foot orthotics can be an effective part of the treatment  of many different foot and lower extremity conditions such as:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • heel spurs
  • arch pain
  • metatarsalgia
  • shin splints
  • knee pain
  • diabetes
  • arthritis

Custom Made Foot Orthotics

To be considered custom made, a foot orthotic needs to be made from a 3-Dimensional volumetric mould of the foot.  This is called a negative cast, and a positive mould is obtained from filling or scanning the negative cast.  This positive mould is then modified to create the necessary change to the foot and the foot orthotic is made from this modified mould. 

View our Custom Orthotics here.

Off the Shelf Foot Orthotics

Off the shelf orthotics are available pre-made and typically fit by shoe size.  They can be very effective economical solutions to a lot of foot conditions.  We carry the Sole Footbeds and Anatech Arch Supports.

View our Off the Shelf Orthotics here.