Prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct biomechanical foot issues such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis.book now
ORTHOTICS MAY EVEN HELP YOU AVOID SURGERY TO FIX FLAT FEET!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS?
Custom orthotics are medical grade prescription insoles for your shoes that help improve, support or correct your foot posture which may be leading to foot and leg problems like pain.
Many injuries and conditions are due to abnormal foot and lower body posture. These conditions may affect the feet, ankles, legs, knees, thighs, hips and lower back.
ARE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS NECESSARY?
Our orthotics are custom made which means that each person that comes into our clinic has a unique prescribed orthoses which helps address their problem.
Custom orthotics are more durable, more comfortable and offer better control and correction than other orthotics.
Research has shown that custom orthotics are successful in reducing pain, relieving injuries and preventing further complications in the future.
Not all people need custom orthotics, this is why it is necessary to have an initial biomechanical assessment to determine whether custom orthotics are required as part of your management plan.book now
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE HELPED WITH CUSTOM ORTHOTICS?
Custom orthotics can be used to help many conditions. The design and features of your custom orthotics will be deterred based on what your condition is. Our experienced Podiatrist will determine the best prescription for your condition to give you the best results. Some conditions that custom orthotics may help include:
– Plantar fasciitis – Bunions
– Flat feet or high arch foot – Bursitis
– Achilles tendon problems – Neuroma
– Heel spurs – Knee pain
– Heel pain – Kids heel & foot pain
Custom orthotics are never a stand alone treatment. Our experienced Podiatrist will give you a comprehensive management plan which may include footwear recommendation, soft tissue rehabilitation and exercise.
OVER THE COUNTER INSOLES VS. CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS
Over the counter insoles can be bought from chemists and some footwear stores. They are generic and usually follow the ‘one size fits all’ rule. Some people may find over the counter insoles comfortable and help relieve some of their symptoms. However, this effect may only be temporary and the device may not last long due to the materials they are made from. Having said this, if you experience pain and foot problems, custom orthotics may be more suitable for you.find out more
ADVANCED 3D COLOUR FOOT SCANNING
At The Foot Force Podiatry, we have the latest in 3D colour foot scanning technology which will accurately capture your foot in real time and provide you with the most customised medical orthotics.
Research and experience with 3D colour scanning compared to other techniques have shown custom orthotics results are better and a massive improvement in patients’ conditions when using 3D colour scanning.
These 3D scans and your personalised prescription is used to make your medical orthotic devices.
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