Dr. Brodine and Dr. McCalla can fit your foot with custom orthotics. Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles and legs so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories:
Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion. They may be used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion; they can also be used to treat injuries such as shin splints or tendonitis. Functional orthotics are usually crafted of a semi-rigid material such as plastic or graphite.
Accommodative orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. They can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, painful calluses on the bottom of the foot and other uncomfortable conditions.
Podiatrists use orthotics to treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle and heel pain. Prescription orthotics last many years when cared for properly, and insurance often helps pay for these custom shoe inserts.
*Text provided by www.apma.org/orthotics