Orthotics are custom-made foot supports and are prescribed to help patients realign their feet and lower extremities. They help control abnormalities in gait (pronation and supination) while improving overall function. Using orthotics daily can minimize symptoms, slow the progression of most mechanical problems and improve overall function.
In our office, a mould of the patient's feet is taken in a non-weight-bearing plaster cast. This will give us the arch height as well forefoot to rearfoot alignment.
There are 3 different types of orthotics: