Custom orthotics are devices that are individually created to uniquely fit your feet. They resemble insoles but are specifically crafted and made of materials that will last longer than prefabricated orthotics. They are sometimes referred to as prescription glasses for each of your feet. There are generally three types of custom orthotics.
Therapeutic – If the shape of your feet is irregular, these types of orthotics can assist heel support, forward movement, and general stability.
Accommodative – These are created to help you relieve the stress on joints that is often caused by conditions such as arthritis.
Functional – These will help your feet to move in a more desirable way or bear weight in a way that will help you move and walk better.
Although custom orthotics are more expensive than off-the-shelf devices, they last much longer and provide more support or correction. Orthotic inserts will improve how your feet and lower legs feel and function. Quality orthotics can alleviate pressure, eliminate pain, and promote stability. It’s important to receive custom orthotics that are created to fit the exact shape of your foot in order to receive the maximum benefits.