Custom-made Orthotics are medical devices that fit inside of your shoe to support the heels, arches, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet, enabling these structures to work together and function properly. Orthotics are different from over-the-counter arch supports in that they are custom-made from a plaster cast that is molded from your foot. These casts are prepared by podiatrists who can prescribe orthotics to fit your own unique foot type. The end result is a custom-made device that fits only your foot and arch. Custom-made orthotics are made of materials that are comfortable, yet supportive for your distinctive needs. They will typically last years and can be designed to fit any type of shoe including athletic and dress shoes. Custom-made orthotics are made to help support any malalignment in the foot, improve overall posture, and reduce any pain in the feet, ankles and legs while you are wearing them.
Athletes of all types can benefit from custom-made orthotics. Walking, running, cycling, Zumba, aerobics, CrossFit, basketball, football, soccer, baseball, skating and any other activity that puts extra strain on the foot and ankle can lead to fatigue and injury if the joints and other foot structures are not properly supported. See if custom-made orthotics can benefit you during your activity and help keep you active. Check with your Sports Medicine doctor at Olympic Foot and Ankle for more information.
For more information, contact us at Olympic Foot and Ankle at 916.244.7630.