Orthotics are not just for old people! Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Bell wear orthotics on the red carpet because they care about their feet. High heels and other tight-fitting shoes can wreak serious havoc on your foot’s structure. Orthotics are custom foot supports. They are designed to fit your feet more efficiently than over-the-counter (OTC) arch supports and balance the inadequacies of your feet and legs.
The most common reasons people use foot orthotics are for arch and heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis), lower leg tendonitis, problem with the Achilles and posterior tibial tendon, and shin splints. Most patients benefit from a thermoplastic device, but the flexibility and rigidity can be varied by the prescription.
Orthotics are useful in shoes like eyeglasses are for people's vision. They help correct abnormalities and allow people to function in a better manner. Whether wearing flats or heels you can wear a custom orthotic and still be fashionable.Dr. Bruce Theall has spent many years working and concentrating his practice in East Orange on orthotic therapy. Contact Gentle Touch Foot Care for a complete examination and prescription for your own personal custom orthotics.