An orthotic is an insert that fits in the shoe. Custom-made orthotics and proper
footwear can help alleviate foot, leg, hip and back pain.
Orthotics can help ease the pain caused by biomechanical problems; by health conditions such as
arthritis or diabetes; or by foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis (inflammation/pain in the heel), or metatarsalgia
(pain at the ball of the foot).
A custom-made foot orthotic can:
- Prevent, correct or
accommodate foot deformities (e.g. hammer toes, bone spurs, high arches)
and stabilize the heel
- Redistribute pressure in the foot
- Re-align joints in the foot and alleviate stress on the joints
- Limit excessive
motion which can aggravate inflamed joints
- Provide full contact cushioning to accommodate
painful areas of the foot (e.g. inflamed joints caused by arthritis; foot ulcers caused by diabetes)
- Improve foot function and mobility