Find Answers to Your Foot & Ankle Questions
We've created this list of FAQ's to help you understand more about foot problems, treatment options and general foot care. For more information schedule an appointment with an experienced podiatrist.
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What Are Custom Foot Orthotics (CFO's) ?Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot.Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot.
Custom Foot Orthotics are specially made devices designed to relieve foot pain, ankle pain and improve foot function.
Custom orthotics are prescribed by a podiatrist and are molded directly from your feet using a plaster mold or 3-D scanner. Each orthotic is unique to you and the shape of your feet.
Podiatrists use orthotics to treat a range of foot, ankle and lower extremity problems such as, but not limited to: plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendonitis, bursitis, diabetic foot ulcers, bunions, neuromas and unequal leg length.
Custom orthotics can also help to alleviate postural problems caused by the feet and are often helpful for knee, hip and back pain.
Treatment with Custom Foot Orthotics
Custom foot orthotics are designed to conform exactly to the shape of your feet and with your lifestyle. We fabricate orthotics to fit any shoe type, including all types of athletic shoes, work shoes and even high heels!
Orthotics can be made for general everyday use or for your specific work, leisure and athletic activities. For more information or for insurance coverage information contact a patient representative by calling 562-433-0478.
Why Do You Need Custom Foot Orthotics and Not Off-The-Self, Pre-Made Shoe Inserts?
- Orthotics molds are created on site from your feet by one of our experienced podiatrist's from either a plaster mold or a 3-D computer image of your feet.
- Orthotics are created with your foot positioned in its neutral (corrected) position – NOT standing on a scanner plate like many cheap imitation orthotics.
- Orthotic molds made from a standing impression distort your foot’s neutral (corrected) position and are unable to properly support your foot.
- Pre-made or off-the-shelf orthotics may save you money initially, but in the long run will cost you more with frequent replacement and less support resulting in more pain and trips to the doctor!