Custom orthotics play an important role in treating many foot- and ankle-related problems. Created of very durable materials, the custom orthotics from Achilles Foot Care in Delmont and Monroeville, Pennsylvania, provide a comfortable fit that can help relieve pain and correct other problems that can affect your mobility. The practice’s highly skilled podiatrist, Dr. Patrick D. Roberto, can help you get the right orthotics for your particular needs. Schedule an evaluation and fitting today by booking online or calling one of the two locations.
A custom orthotic is a shoe insert that’s specifically designed and constructed for your foot shape and for your diagnosis or medical issue. Custom orthotics are made using very precise measuring techniques and precision manufacturing so the fit is extremely comfortable. Today’s orthotics are made of durable materials, including leather and synthetic materials, and they can be hard or soft (or mixed). Plus, advanced design techniques mean that Dr. Roberto can order orthotics to fit just about any shoe type, including athletic shoes and high heels.
Thanks to their custom design, orthotics can be very helpful in treating or managing a wide array of issues that affect your feet and ankles, including:
Because the way you walk affects your legs and back, custom orthotics often help reduce pain and other symptoms in these areas as well.
The effectiveness of custom orthotics depends on proper and precise measurements. Dr. Roberto uses time-tested methods to measure your feet, and he’ll also evaluate your gait and balance to make sure your orthotics fit properly and comfortably.
You might wonder if you can correct minor foot-related issues with shoe inserts from a drugstore, but these products could actually make your problem worse. That’s because commercially available inserts are made using very broad designs based on large populations. While they might provide some temporary relief, they can worsen underlying problems over time by providing inadequate or improper support or simply by delaying professional care.
Custom orthotics are made specifically for you using medical technology for optimal results and improvement of your symptoms and your underlying condition. They’re designed for your unique needs and foot shape for optimal support and comfort. Plus, they’re very sturdy, and that means they last for a long time. Most insurance plans cover their cost, making them the economical choice as well.