Custom Orthotics designed and made for you
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are a form of shoe insert that are designed to correct abnormalities in your natural gait and the musculoskeletal system of your body. They help to align and support your foot, ankle, knee, hips and even lower back. Orthotics are usually made in 3 different ways, these are:
These are available in a range of sizes and designs and are the cheapest of the three options but also offer the least amount of support. Off-the-shelf orthotics are similar to shoe inserts in that they provide an extra level of comfort and help to absorb the shock of your movement; they can also ease the pain of certain foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.
Semi-customised orthotics offer more support than standard off-the-shelf orthotics and can be altered or adapted to better suit your foot condition. These alterations might change the shape, thickness, size or even contour of the arch to more accurately target and relieve the pain you are feeling. Semi-customised orthotics are less expensive than their fully customised counterparts, making them great for people with mild foot conditions or those not requiring a fully customised design.
Fully custom orthotics
These are the most expensive of the three options but for excellent reason. Fully customised and bespoke orthotics are tailor-made to fit the exact shape, need and specifications of your feet. They are most often prescribed by a podiatrist following a full biomechanical assessment. This allows the podiatrist to fully understand your musculoskeletal system and natural gait and identify any issues or abnormalities.
What conditions can orthotics be used to treat?
This is a very common foot condition in which the plantar fascia (the thick band of tissue connecting your heel to your toes), becomes inflamed or damaged. The plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber for your feet and, when injured can be very painful.
- Heel spurs
- Diabetic ulcers
- Achilles tendonitis
- Overpronation or supination
Our expert team at our podiatry clinic in Ringwood can provide you with an accurate assessment of the type of orthotic you might need, as well as design and build a shoe insert that is perfect for you. Contact us online today.
No, at Footfocus, an orthotic is tailor-made to your presenting problem and Biomechanical findings. Not everyone needs “arch” support, and we use a tissue stress approach will all our prescriptions. We DO NOT provide non-customised insoles, as this is a hit and usual miss approach to your foot healthcare.
We have been using Orthotics as part of our podiatry care for years and know what works and what doesn’t. We use extremely light, thin and comfortable Orthotic materials that are suited for purpose and patient. You will not be fitted a device that does not fit your footwear or lifestyle perfectly.
Getting back to what you want and need to do as soon as possible is our main aim. Given that they are custom devices, they should be more expensive than shop-bought devices; however, the value they provide can be truly life-changing. Ranging from £280-£400, the premium build quality alongside the expert prescription and ongoing support and guarantee means you will have them for years. Considering you will walk up to 300,000 steps in them, we believe they are well worth the investment.