Orthotics are inserts that go inside your shoes. Depending on their design and materials they can range from very soft to very hard, short to long, thick to thin –the combinations are endless and very much depend on your individual requirements. Orthotics are commonly prescribed to:
Reduces stress, traction and pain to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
Support your foot arches.
Assist in injury recovery and rehabilitation.
Cushion and reduce areas of excess pressure
Slow down painful foot motion to alleviate pain.
Improve the alignment of foot joints.
At Gosnells Podiatry & Orthotics we prescribe 2 orthotic types- custom made and preformed.
Our orthotics are not generic cheap pharmacy style orthotics - You have invested your time and money in a professional medical assessment of your feet and you deserve only the highest quality medical grade orthotics.
Regardless of the type of orthotic prescribed you can be assured we only use orthopedic grade materials and orthotics carefully selected our Podiatrist for maximum results and longevity of the product.
Custom Orthotics – As the name suggests these are custom made just for your feet from a either a plaster mold or a computer scan.
Highly accurate and therefore often very successful in resolving your foot pain.
These orthotics can often be made of very thin materials making it possible to fit into most footwear.
Depending on materials used can last for many years – ultimately making them terrific value.
Preformed Orthotics – These orthotics are “ready made” and come in a variety of lengths, widths and arch heights. They vary greatly in how firm they are – ranging from very soft gel like products to very firm providing a long life and maximum support. Preformed orthotics can be modified or customized by the podiatrist to create a superior design and shape to better treat your particular problem.
Gosnells Podiatry & Orthotics use only professional quality preformed orthotics – which are not available in pharmacies or sports stores.
- These products are useful for conditions of a temporary or minor nature that do not require a completely custom orthotic.
- Often used as a trial for effectiveness prior to custom orthotics.
- Often a good choice for children who are growing rapidly.
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