Orthotics are prescription, custom devices, designed to support, align and comfort the foot and lower extremities. Podiatrists use orthotics to treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, ulcers, and foot, ankle, and heel pain. This helps to eliminate or decrease foot pain, improve function or delay the need for surgery or post-surgical pain relief. Custom orthotics are prescribed by your foot & ankle specialist and are not the same as a simple show insert or arch support.
Are off-the-shelf insoles bad for your feet?
Many pharmacies and sporting goods stores sell insoles you can insert into your shoes to provide support and relieve [read more]