Orthotics are custom made devices that are used to control abnormal foot function. They are made from a plaster cast of your feet with the foot in a non-weight-bearing position. This is the key to get a great fit. Most type of commercial supports ie GoodFeet™,Ideal Feet™ or Hanger type arch supports are not made from a plaster custom cast of your feet.
Orthotics can be made for both sport and dress type shoes. Sometimes with dress orthotics, to get a proper fit, we ask you for a pair of shoes to send with the cast. Orthotics are flexible and can be made to be full length within the shoe with padding. We rarely make rigid orthotics because they are hard to wear and can hurt the feet.
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.