If you experience foot pain or discomfort, you may benefit from custom orthotics. Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to provide support and cushioning for your feet. At Instep Podiatry, we specialise in creating custom orthotics that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our patients. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at custom orthotics and how they can help alleviate your foot pain.
Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to fit your feet and provide support where you need it most. They can be made from a variety of materials, including foam, rubber, or plastic. Custom orthotics are created either by making a mould of your feet, or by taking a 3D scan of your feet. Both methods ensure that the orthotics fit perfectly and provide the right amount of support.
Custom orthotics can help alleviate foot pain by providing additional support and cushioning for your feet. They can help redistribute pressure on your feet, which can help relieve pain and discomfort. Orthotics can also help improve your foot and ankle alignment, which can prevent injuries and reduce your risk of developing conditions like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis.
Custom orthotics can benefit a variety of people, including those who have:
• Flat feet or high arches• Overpronation or supination (when the foot rolls inward or outward)• Plantar fasciitis or heel pain• Bunions or hammertoes• Diabetes• Arthritis
At Instep Podiatry, we can help determine if custom orthotics are right for you. We will evaluate your foot and gait (the way you walk) to determine if you would benefit from orthotics.
The process of getting custom orthotics starts with a consultation with one of our podiatrists. We will evaluate your foot and gait, and may use advanced technology like a gait analysis or a foot pressure scan to get a better understanding of your foot mechanics.
Next, we will take either a mould or a 3D scan of your feet, which will be used to create your custom orthotics. We will work with you to determine the best materials and design for your orthotics based on your needs and preferences.
Once your custom orthotics are ready, we will schedule a fitting appointment to ensure that they fit properly and provide the right amount of support. We may make adjustments to your orthotics to ensure that they are comfortable and effective.
At Instep Podiatry, we specialise in creating custom orthotics that are tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients. Our team of podiatrists is highly trained and experienced in creating orthotics that are effective and comfortable. We use advanced technology and techniques to ensure that your orthotics fit perfectly and provide the right amount of support.
If you’re experiencing foot pain or discomfort, custom orthotics may be the solution you need. Contact us at Instep Podiatry to schedule a consultation and learn more about how custom orthotics can help alleviate your foot pain.