Orthotics are medical devices that can be used to treat and correct an array of foot-related issues as well as problems that affect the ankles, knees, and even the lower back. Orthotics are custom made for each patient and based on an in-depth analysis of foot shape, pressure points, gait patterns, symptoms and other issues. Custom orthotics can be crafted to fit most types of shoes including athletic shoes and high heels. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient, by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.
Professionally custom-made orthotics can be used to treat many conditions and issues, including:
- Corns and Calluses
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tendon and Ligament Issues
- Heel Spurs
- Heel Pain
- Arch Problems, Including Flat Feet
- Congenital Deformities
- Some Types of Diabetic Foot Problems
Orthotics can also be crafted to address ankle instability and balance problems. Orthotics are used as a successful conservative treatments for many lower extremity conditions. they are used by many people and are concerned with improving foot function and minimizing stress forces that could ultimately cause foot deformity and pain. Orthotics are usually covered under most insurance plans.