One of the treatment options that may be utilised by the team at East Gosford Podiatry to resolve your foot pain and correct biomechanical abnormalities is foot orthotics or orthoses.
Also referred to as ‘arch supports’, these are an innersole worn in your shoes, to alter the position, function or forces in your foot and lower limb.
While there are literally hundreds of different innersoles and orthotics available, they can usually be classified into one of two groups:
- Off the shelf devices – are a prefabricated product, available in several different sizes and thicknesses.
- Custom made devices – are manufactured from a model of your foot, to a personal prescription created by your Podiatrist. This allows for a more specific treatment plan as the Podiatrist can accurately address the problem identified within your foot’s posture and function