Here at York Foot Orthotics and Bracing, we want to help you live a pain-free life. In order to further this mission, we provide high-quality foot orthotics and braces to give you the support you need to correct any issues that may be affecting your gait or causing you pain. Our team has worked with countless patients over the years, and we know how to create the custom orthotics you need to correct any issues you are having. In this article, we’ll go over some key information you need to know about foot orthotics so that you can make the best choices for your health.
- What are Foot Orthotics? Foot orthotics are custom shoe inserts designed to support your feet. They can be used to relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot, to improve your foot alignment, to correct an abnormal gait, to improve the mechanics of the foot and leg, or even to address a combination of these things.
- How are Foot Orthotics Made? Custom foot orthotics are made by first taking an impression of your foot, either with a plaster cast or a modern 3D laser scan. That impression is then used to design and create the ideal insert to give your unique feet the support they need.
- What Issues can Foot Orthotics Help With? Foot orthotics can be used to alleviate foot pain caused by a number of different conditions, which include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Pes cavus (high arches)
- Hallux valgus (bunions)