Orthotics are insoles that sit in your shoes to help correct the alignment of the lower limb as well as reduce pressure areas from the soles of the feet. They help to improve foot function when walking, running and standing. Custom orthotics are a pair of orthotics that are molded and prescribed exactly to your feet. Off-the-shelf devices are premade and can be modified slightly. Common reasons that the Podiatrists at Scarborough Podiatry will prescribe you with orthotics include the treatment of back pain, hip pain, knee pain, leg pain, ankle pain or general foot pain. Many biomechanical issues such as flat feet, rolling in or out of the feet, knocked knees, in-toeing, out-toeing and knocked knees can be treated with orthotics. Orthotics may be necessary for children, adults, older people and athletes.
The Podiatrists at Scarborough Podiatry are experts at assessing if orthotic therapy is an option as well as then prescribing both custom and off-the-shelf orthotics to help treat your lower limb concerns. If you would like to know more about how orthotics can help your feet, please contact us.