What is an orthotic?
Orthotics are medical devices or inserts used to support, align, or correct the function of the feet, ankles, and lower limbs. They are commonly prescribed by healthcare professionals, such as podiatrists or orthopedic specialists, to address various foot and lower limb conditions.
Orthotics can be custom-made or prefabricated. Custom orthotics are individually designed and tailored to meet the specific needs of a person's feet and lower limbs. They are created by taking impressions or scans of the feet and then crafting the orthotic device accordingly. Prefabricated orthotics, conversely, are pre-made and come in standard sizes or shapes.
Orthotics can be made from various materials, including rigid plastics, soft foams, or a combination. They are designed to provide support, stability, and cushioning, as well as to redistribute pressure and correct abnormal foot mechanics. Orthotics can help alleviate pain, improve foot and leg function, and address conditions such as Flat feet, High Arches, Heel Pain, Limb Length Discrepancy, Morton’s Neuroma, Callus & corns, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and foot deformities.