Foot orthotics were developed by podiatrists in order to help with hyperpronation.
Foot orthotics were developed by podiatrists in order to help with hyperpronation. There are many different types of orthotics made depending on your foot type and level of activity. Orthotics are made for all ages, a special type of orthotics called gait plates are also made for children with intoe giat “pigeon Toed”.
All custom orthotics are made just for your foot type, there are hundreds of companies that manufacture orthotics, at Foot and Ankle Concepts we only utilize companies that concentrate just on foot orthosis. Also do not be fooled by tv advertisements and store-bought products, the products for sale at the store are usually shoe inserts, they are not orthotics, inserts are just cushion pads that you put in your shoes, they do not control the biomechanics of your foot. Usually, patients have spent hundreds of dollars on shoes and inserts before they come in for the foot consultation.
Think of it this way, do you just go to your local grocery store and pick up a pair of reading glasses from the shelve. Orthotics are the same thing, they have to be prescribed by a podiatric physician.