What are custom orthotics?
Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that we design just for you. We make this medical device from a mold of your feet. And, because they are unique to your feet, they target your personal foot pain.
How do we Make Custom Orthotics?
To create orthotics, our skilled podiatrists start by making an impression of your foot. Once we have that mold, our orthotics lab scans that impression. Next, based on what the impression shows about your anatomy, we create your perfect orthotic insert.
Don’t confuse a custom orthotic with the insoles you can buy at the drug store. While OTC insoles may add cushioning to your shoes, that’s all they can offer. In contrast, inserts we build to match your feet target your individual needs. Often, we can avoid surgery for foot conditions. Just by fitting you with a pair of orthotics!
What Conditions Do We Treat with Custom Insoles?
Our custom orthotics help a variety of foot problems. First, they control abnormal foot motion. So if your feet roll inward (pronate), a pair of orthotics could help provide stability and offer pain relief.
If you have imbalances in your body, including legs of different lengths, custom insoles could help prevent pain and injury. And, along with other treatments, orthotics can relieve pain caused by heel spurs, bunions, shin splints, and other conditions. Also, after treating foot deformities such as bunions, wearing your orthotics can help prevent recurring issues.
Finally, many serious runners could benefit from a pair of orthotics. That’s why these custom insoles are a must for many athletes, helping them train longer, free from foot pain. It’s important to remember: custom insoles can’t cure every foot condition. But, with the proper care from your Spring and Tomball, TX podiatrists, investing in orthotics can help you find relief for some of the more common foot problems you may encounter.