Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders. The most effective orthotics are custom-made devices that are crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual.
Custom orthotics in my office are made from casts of the feet which provide an impression of any misalignments in foot structure. Using the cast and computer technology, technicians in an orthotic laboratory design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments.
Many people do not realize that old orthotics can be refurbished for a very small fee and that the body of the orthotic is warrantied for life.
Debra Young, DPM, Your Foot Wellness Doctor