Foot Orthotics

Foot Orthotics

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.

Foot orthotics 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 mold of the foot.  This is called a negative cast, and a positive mold is obtained from filling or scanning the negative cast.  This positive mold is then modified to create the necessary change to the foot.  The foot orthotic is then made from this modified positive mold.

The different styles of our custom orthotics can be viewed 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.