Orthotics are custom prescription devices inserted into a shoe for the correction of many foot related problems in children and adults. Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Over-the-counter inserts are available and may help people with mild symptoms. However, they cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that custom prescription orthotics can.
Orthotic devices fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.
Shoe inserts can be very helpful for a variety of foot ailments, including flat arches and foot and leg pain. They can cushion your feet, provide comfort, and support your arches.
Traditional custom prescription orthotics are fabricated by making plaster molds of the feet and sent to a lab with a prescription. Houston Foot & Ankle uses a new digital computerized casting technique. This method is much more exact and reduces fabrication time.
Houston Foot & Ankle uses a new digital computerized casting technique. This method is much more exact and reduces fabrication time.