Things you need to know about custom orthotics

Those insoles that are custom-made for a particular individual are called custom orthotics. Personalized orthotics are made for each individual depending on their foot shape, shoe size, and structural problems.

Several conditions can be treated with these shoe inserts. Their benefits include correcting flat feet, reducing foot pain, removing spurs, stabilizing the spine, and relieving the discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis.

Patients can save money by purchasing full range of custom designed prosthetic and orthotic devices. Inserts for shoes include rubber and silicone heel cups, cork sole inserts, and silicone or rubber sole inserts. It is convenient to have these off-the-shelf orthotics available in shoe stores and department stores, as they do not require patients to wait for laboratories to create them.

Before you purchase an orthotic device, the advice of your physician or chiropractor is recommended. Despite becoming more customized every year, these off-the-shelf options are still too generic to provide relief to anyone suffering from foot or spine problems. These devices are typically designed to fit an average foot, which should have specific shoe sizes. There are, however, many people with asymmetrical feet or who require custom-fitted orthotics to provide true relief.

Furthermore, an improperly fitted orthotic device can exacerbate the problem rather than alleviate it. It is possible that the wrong type of support is given, or that too much support is given in the wrong place. It is possible for someone’s health to deteriorate, including problems with their spines and feet.

A chiropractor or physician can create custom inserts for you. Your doctor will also measure and take images of your feet so that a lab can create custom shoe inserts tailored to your foot size and health condition. Depending on how quickly the measurements are sent to the laboratory, a custom orthotic device may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to arrive. While waiting for your custom orthotic device to arrive from the lab, your chiropractor or physician may recommend an off-the-shelf orthotic device that you can wear until your custom device arrives.