Custom Orthotics in Birmingham & Alabaster
Custom Orthotic Inserts and Insoles
A wonderful treatment option available are custom made orthotics. As podiatrists, we are the experts in the ability to diagnose and treat patients immediately, and orthotic devices are a great way to get you back on your feet quickly. Our biomechanical training makes us the experts when it comes to orthotics. Instead of getting a prescription for an orthotic and sending it off to an unknown entity that may not create your device with the precision necessary for your particular foot pathology, you can trust us to handle it all for you, from diagnosis to custom orthotic.
Did You Know? 25% of all the bones in the human body are in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body. Depending on the type of foot problem you have, we can make an orthotic device for your shoes that may alleviate your pain and help you avoid needing surgical intervention.
Orthotics: More Than Arch Support
Many people associate these with arch supports. However, they are much more involved than a simple arch support. Each one has a specific purpose. They can support the arch, control joint motion in the foot and leg, alter the tension that tendons and ligaments place on the foot, and ease the pain of arthritis. They also have the ability to reduce ankle, knee, hip, and lower back pain.
How We Make Our Orthotics
Casting technique is an important part of the process. Once diagnosed with a foot problem, proper positioning of the foot is essential for an effective outcome. There are many different ways that orthotics are made. Recently, computerized methods have become common.
Equally important is the type of material used for the orthotic. There are many different types depending on the foot problem. We produce orthotics that are small enough to fit inside most shoes. In some cases, we assess what type of shoe you are going to be wearing most often and make an orthotic for that type of shoe if possible. But ultimately, most orthotics can be moved from one pair of shoes to another easily.
If you feel you may benefit from a pair of orthotics please contact us and we would be pleased to give you an evaluation.