Custom foot orthotics are highly specialized medical devices that are made specifically to support the malalignment of your feet. You slip them into your shoes and wear them while performing most of your regular activities. Orthotics allows the joints and bones of the foot to be in a more stable position while standing and in motion.
Orthotics are used to treat and prevent injury-causing motions such as excessive pronation (inward roll of the foot) and supination (outward roll of the foot) and make standing, walking and running more comfortable and effective. Some orthotics are designed to redistribute pressure on the bottom of your foot to alleviate pain from corns, calluses and bony prominences such as bunions.
At The Podiatry Center we fit you with orthotics that are unique to your feet and specially designed to alleviate your foot, ankle, leg or back problems. We ensure that your feet are assessed and fitted for orthotics by one of our experienced physicians.
The Four Steps to Custom Orthotics
Foot and gait exam: Your custom orthotics begins with a bio-mechanical exam of your foot and a gait analysis (an examination of how you walk). Dr. Wilensky will assess your feet and determine the cause of the pain/symptoms you are experiencing. He will then take into account your health history, the activities you participate in, and your lifestyle.
Casting your feet: Dr. Wilensky will take a cast of your foot in the neutral position while laying on your front side. The casts and a prescription are then sent to a professional certified lab that manufactures orthotics.
Orthotic production: Highly skilled technicians at the laboratory use the mold of your foot and the podiatrist’s prescription to make orthotics that are built specifically to support the malalignment of your feet.
Fitting: Once your orthotics are ready we will contact you to arrange an orthotics-fitting appointment with Dr. Wilensky or Dr. Greenwood. You will try on your new orthotics at the office, and the doctors will ensure they fit correctly and are comfortable.
A follow-up appointment is included with your orthotics to ensure comfort. If your orthotics are not initially comfortable, we’ll make adjustments until they are.