The most common reason people use foot orthotics is arch and heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Other reasons to use orthotics include lower leg tendonitis (problem with the Achilles and posterior tibial tendon, and "shin splints") and for knee pain, such as chondromalacia patellae, iliotibial band syndrome and "runner's knee." Most foot orthotics will last five to 10 years, and need to be changed if outgrown by one-and-a-half shoe sizes, or you have had foot surgery or other trauma to the feet, or if you have arthritis in your feet. Some insurance companies (not all) may cover a portion of treatment costs. The devices may need to be recovered every two to four years. We recommend our patients come in for adjustments as needed and every two years for an orthotic check.
Footmaxx MetascanTM Computerized Gait Analysis
Footmaxx Metascan when combined with x-ray evaluation allows us to create truly custom orthotics specific to the biomechanical needs of each patient. We can learn the precise gait, pressure points, weaknesses, strengths and overall balance of our patients' feet. We unconditionally guarantee our orthotics will make walking more comfortable by decreasing abnormal foot pressure and improving balance. Research has shown that 70% of patients tested showed moderate to severe abnormalities when walking (46.8% Moderate Abnormality, 23.2% Severe Abnormality
22.7% Mild Abnormality and 7.3% No Abnormality). Whatever caused your faulty biomechanics and subsequent foot or ankle pain, a custom designed pair of orthotics can help.
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What are custom orthotics?
Foot orthotics are custom foot supports. They are designed to fit your feet more efficiently than over-the-counter (OTC) arch supports and balance the biomechanical inadequacies of your feet and legs. Custom orthotics are designed specifically for your feet, gait and biomechanics. OTC arch supports come in a standard size. While they will match some peoples' arches, others may find the support too high or low, or too far back or forward. Our custom orthotics vary depending on the type of sports, activities and athletics are patients engage in. They also vary depending on the type of shoe, sandal or boot our patients wear. We use different labs for advanced technologies such as our Dynaflange orthotic that literally puts a “spring” in your step. Whatever your needs may be, we have the perfect orthotic for you.