Foot Orthotics

Custom Foot Orthotics

Many people are familiar with shoe inserts that you can buy in a grocery or retail store. You slip them into your shoes, and the inserts cushion your arch, heel, or sole of the foot. Shoe inserts are not custom orthotics; an orthotist or pedorthist examines your foot and specifically designs a custom foot orthotic for your foot and how you move. Orthotics combine the medical knowledge of anatomy with the science of engineering to create devices that provide comfort and support. They also improve physical form and function. callout_img2


What is a Foot Orthotic?Lethbridge Orthotic - Prosthetic Services Ltd.

A foot orthotic is a support discretely inserted into a shoe to help support, align, and correct foot deformities as well as improve the performance of the feet and legs. The foot orthotic is made from a 3D scan we take of your feet. Our digital carver makes the arch support, and then we put on the finishing touches for you. Our certified Pedorthist assesses your feet both before and after the foot orthotics have been made to make sure they are the correct custom insoles for you.


 

What does it do?

The primary goal of a foot orthotic is to help reduce stress and pain in the feet, lower limbs, and back.


 

How long do Custom-made foot orthotics last?

The lifespan of your foot orthotics varies from person to person. Depending on the materials used to fabricate the orthotic, your activity level, structure of your foot, body weight, physical condition, and age, the lifespan of your foot orthotics can vary anywhere from 2 – 5 years.


 

Is a Foot Orthotic uncomfortable to wearLethbridge Orthotic - Prosthetic Services Ltd.Lethbridge Orthotic - Prosthetic Services Ltd.

The ultimate goal of all foot orthotics is comfort and pain relief. Initially, foot orthotics may feel intrusive. It can take several days, and sometimes weeks, to get accustomed to. Every person is different and there are no set guidelines; it is usually recommended that you break your foot orthotics in gradually. Start with 2 hours a day, and increase wear-time each subsequent day until you can wear them full time.