About Custom Orthotics
What is a Custom Made Orthotic?
3-D Custom-made orthotic devices are used to treat heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, ankle type pain and lower leg and knee pain by controlling abnormal foot function.
They are made from a computer scan of your feet with the foot in a non-weight-bearing position, this captures the arch perfectly they are made from a flexible plastic which is resilient thus can be used for sports and are very comfortable, most other doctor’s make them from a very hard non-flexible material. These are very uncomfortable and patients really have a hard time wearing them. Flexibility is the key to getting a great fit. Most type of commercial supports ie GoodFeet™, Ideal Feet™, or Hanger type arch supports are made from stepping into a foam box a less than desirable fit.
What problems can Orthotics help?
Custom orthotics can be used to treat a wide range of problems. It successfully treats heel pain, plantar fasciitis, metatarsal pain, ankle pain and function, and general lower leg pain, knee pain, and lower extremity fatigue. They help many times with lower back pain by maintaining correct foot function and shock absorption in the heel area.
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. We have offices in Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City north.