Will Orthotics Help Me?

A simple, but precise screening and evaluation by a specially trained orthotics professional, usually a chiropractor, orthopedic or podiatrist, will help determine if orthotics can help you.

An accurate fit is essential to the success of any orthotic device.  The process starts with a cast of your foot using a soft foam mold to produce an exact impression of your foot.  Since every foot is different a customized orthotic will have a more exact fit and result than a one-size-fits-all product.

The orthotics a lot of patients prefer are flexible and insert easily into a fully enclosed shoe.  They are made of durable plastic, with a foam layer and ultra suede cover for cushion and comfort.

While the costs are reasonable, in some cases a portion may be covered by insurance and the benefits are well worth it.

Consider so of these red flag indicators and contact your health professional if you feel there is a possible link.

  1. Do you stand or walk for more than 4 hours a day?
  2. Have you had a knee or back injury?
  3. Do your shoes wear unevenly?
  4. Is one of your legs shorter than the other?
  5. Do you have obvious foot problems, (bunions, corns or flat feet)?
  6. Are you suffering from chronic knee, hip or back pain?

 

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