These are highly specialized medical devices that allow the joints and bones of the foot to function in a more stable position while standing and especially while in motion. Orthotics help control each phase of the gait cycle, from the moment your heel contacts the ground through stance phase and up to the point when your toes push off.
- Heel pain including plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome
- Hallux Abducto-Valgus and Bunions
- Excessive foot pronation and flat-feet
- Misalignment syndromes
- Pediatric foot problems including in-toeing, out-toeing and flat feet
- Foot pain and fatigue
- Leg pain and fatigue
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
- Accommodative orthotics are used to distribute body weight away from a painful area, such as a corn, callus, or bony prominence.
- Functional orthotics are designed to prevent pain during ambulation, as well as to limit or prevent pathologic range of motion in the joints of the foot.
- After reviewing your history, and performing a lower extremity examination (including a biomechanical exam and gait evaluation), a mold of your feet will be taken. Our podiatrists will generally take a neutral-suspension non-weight bearing impression of your feet. This can be done with a variety of modalities, but will generally either be a plaster cast, or a 3 dimension volumetric scan using our laser foot scanner.
- Once your foot images and/or impressions have been captured, our podiatrists will make a detailed prescription with instructions for the laboratory to use to make any desired corrections to the molds/images to meet your specific needs.
- Fabrication of the custom medical devices by a professional certified orthotic lab according to your needs as outlined in your prescription. Our clinic uses several labs to ensure all unique needs of our patients can be satisfied
- Follow up visit with your podiatrist to ensure proper fitting of your custom foot orthotics. This is often a very brief visit, but it is important to make sure the orthotics will meet your needs.