Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
Custom orthotics are medical devices used to correct health issues beyond what ordinary feet cushions can accomplish. Orthotics work by way of a biochemical interaction that can change how your feet function and not just reduce some of your pain.
Unlike standard shoe inserts, the medically designed orthotic additions provide more than just minimal support against pain. Standard shoe inserts may even provide you with extra cushioning around the heels and toes and make wearing shoes more comfortable. However, you probably need some professionally customized orthotics if your feet still hurt after wearing the standard inserts. The reason why is the standard inserts are not engineered for use as a medical device as would be the orthotics.
If your feet hurt all the time, you might need them. They can even correct stiff joints and help you to more easily walk, run, sit or move your legs again.
Our Health Advantage Physical Medicine staff uses custom orthotics in Pasadena to correct sciatic nerve damage that causes pain to travel from your lower back to your feet. These medically approved inserts also can correct pain from diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis. We might even recommend them as a flat foot surgical treatment alternative.
Because of the way your orthotic devices are designed, they do provide pain relief. This comes by way of the enhanced support not offered by over-the-counter foot products. For best results, we need to make sure they fit snug on your feet.
Yes, we help you find the right fit for your more relaxed styles of footwear including sandals. In fact, we provide a number of feet and ankle sandal removable orthotic options.