Shoe inserts are used to aid flat arches, foot and leg pain, cushion your feet, provide comfort, and support.
The most common types of shoe inserts are:
Unlike over-the-counter orthotics that are one-size fits all, prescription orthotics are specially crafted for you and your needs. They are designed to match the contours of your feet and the precise way that you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories:
Podiatrists use orthotics to treat a variety of foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendonitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle and even heel pain. Podiatrist-prescribed foot orthotics decrease foot pain and improve function. At Pandit Foot & Ankle Clinic they use a state-of-the-art system to evaluate the patient’s pattern of walking and running. From the results of this analysis, orthotics are prescribed to improve gait and balance and will also improve your foot movement, leading to more comfort and mobility.
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