What is an Orthotic?
There are many over-the-counter types of orthotics including Spenco, Dr. Scholl’s and Good feet orthotics; these aren’t custom made. True orthotics are custom made from a plaster cast of your feet, with the foot in a non-weight-bearing position and with your ankle in a normal position.
Orthotics are made of flexible plastic material with padding.Rigid orthotics can be made from a fiberglass material.
What problems can orthotics help?
Custom orthotics can be used to treat a wide range of problems. They can help to reduce general foot pain and fatigue. They help many times with knee pain and lower back pain by maintaining correct foot function and shock absorption in the heel area. They also help reduce pain from heel pain, plantar fasciitis and neuromas.