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What Are Custom Orthotics?
Custom or prescription orthotics are generally one of two types, functional orthotics or accommodative orthotics. Functional orthotics are created to treat biomechanical foot issues, or injuries like shin splints and tendinitis, and are generally rigid plastic or carbon fiber. Accommodative or soft orthotics are designed to provide cushioning and support, often as treatments for diabetic foot ulcers or painful calluses.
Unlike the shoe inserts that are sold in drugstores, custom orthotics are specially made for the contours of your feet and designed for the way that you move.
When Are Custom Orthotics a Solution for You?
If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain that interferes with daily activities, schedule an appointment with the podiatric experts at South Shore Foot and Ankle today. Our board-certified foot and ankle specialists will do a complete examination and create a treatment plan with you that may include recommendations for simple shoe inserts or the prescription of custom orthotics to correct functional issues or relieve pain.
How Are Custom Orthotics Fitted?
Fitting custom orthotics is a simple process in which you walk across our digital thermo plate and see a thermal view of your stride. Then, your scan information and instructions will be sent to the lab to create your orthotics.
Footmaxx custom orthotics are handcrafted for people who require better foot function in everyday activities. Custom orthotics can help ease pain and correct biomechanical issues in people of all lifestyles.
From plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendinitis, custom orthotics can help resolve a variety of issues with the feet and body. A simple foot scan can help detect what imbalances you may have. Using the scan, custom orthotics are made to match your feet and help relieve any pain you may have.