How are orthotics different from the arch supports I see in the store?

There are many different types of arch supports available over the counter in supermarkets and pharmacies. These have a limited effect in helping someone with foot pain by helping to support their arch or cusion their feet. Custom functional orthotics are made from a plaster model of our patients feet. The doctor will use your clinical examination and your x-ray findings along with this cast to make a custom-made device that will help your foot to function better and give you more proper alignment to your lower extremity. When everything is in alignment, we could substantially affect not only foot pain, but knee, hip and back problems as well.

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