Sometimes you can buy a dress or suit off the rack and it fits you perfectly, but other times, it just doesn’t cut it, and you may need to take it to a tailor for adjustments in order for it to fit properly and meet your specifications. Orthotics are kind of like that. If you are looking for some added comfort and a little support, over the counter inserts might be all you need. Buy them from the store, slip them in your shoes, and you’re good to go. However, if you are experiencing consistent foot pain, it’s best for you to make a trip to our office instead of your local drugstore.
You see, unlike those one size fits all store-bought inserts, custom orthotics are designed to fit the unique contours of your feet, with modifications to address your individual needs — in other words, they’re tailor-made! Using an exact mold of your feet, these custom devices not only provide the added comfort and support of the store-bought variety, but also accommodate deformities and correct structural and biomechanical issues – often the underlying causes of your pain.
Whether your arches are high or low, you have a bunion or heel pain, custom orthotics can be designed especially for you and your needs, something over the counter inserts just aren’t able to do.
If you have foot pain, before you head out to the store, let us assess your feet and see if a custom pair of orthotics would best benefit you. Call for an appointment at our Clifton Park or Troy, NY office by dialing (518) 273-0053. For comfort and correction, ask us about custom orthotics today!
Because let’s face it, buying off-the-rack doesn’t always cut it.