custom foot orthotics
Are you experiencing foot pain from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, arthritis or other pathologies? We fabricate custom foot orthotics in our on-site lab, specially crafted for your feet!
What is a custom foot orthotic (shoe insert)?
Many people who experience foot, ankle, leg or back pain are prescribed a custom foot orthotic by their doctor. Custom foot orthotics are specially-made devices designed to fit into your shoe and support the unique structure of your feet. The purpose of the orthotic, depending on your unique case, is to correct the structural alignment, redistribute pressure and/or compensate for an anatomical leg length discrepancy.
What’s the difference between a custom orthotic and a foot insert that I can buy at the store or from the internet?
Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. Once your doctor (typically a podiatrist or orthopedist) completes a thorough evaluation of your feet, ankles and legs, they will prescribe a custom foot orthotic. The practitioner at Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics will then take a 3-D mold of your foot and fabricate the orthotic so that it matches the contours of your feet precisely. Examination by both the doctor and the Orthotist ensures that your foot orthotic is designed to accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology. This type of customization cannot be duplicated by an off-the-shelf shoe insert.
How long will my orthotic last?
The life of your orthotic is highly dependent on the use it is subjected to. For everyday walking/working, you can expect two years of use. For the avid runner, you can expect one season of use.
How long will it take to make my custom foot orthotic?
At your first appointment at Capital Prosthetics & Orthotics, the Orthotist will take an impression of your foot, paying special attention to every detail. This first appointment usually takes 15-30 minutes. The Orthotist will then make a 3-D model of your foot and use this to create your custom insert. Within one week you will return to pick up your orthotic. The Orthotist will fit it in your shoe and make any minor adjustments to ensure it is a perfect fit.