Custom foot orthotics are custom made
shoe inserts that help to restore healthy foot position and proper
biomechanics. They provide stability for the foot and correct
injury-causing imbalances. Many common conditions can be reduced or
eliminated with the use of specially designed custom foot orthotics.
What is the difference between
over-the-counter orthotics vs. custom foot orthotics?
Over-the-counter orthotics are popular
yet less effective than custom foot orthotics. The reason most
counter orthotics are not as effective is because they are not
corrective, but rather, accommodative,
meaning they simply allow the uncorrected foot to be more
comfortable or cushioned. However SOLE
footbeds are one of the only customizable over-the-counter footbeds/orthotics
in the world. People
with mild to moderate pathology (foot problems) would benefit from
SOLE orthotics however patients with severe pathology most
likely will need fully custom orthotics. By using custom
orthotics, dramatic relief can happen more
quickly than you may have thought possible.
Custom foot orthotics can help a
variety of people; whether they are workers who stand on their feet
the day, children, grandparents, athletes, or people that want to
relieve or prevent pain and soreness affecting
their feet, legs, knees, hips, lower back, and even their neck. The
proper foot support can make all the difference
in the world.
Orthotics can help:
- Provide Pressure
Relief/Increased Comfort on your Feet!
- Increase Balance!
- Increase Endurance!
- Decrease Fatigue in your
Entire Lower Extremities!
- Correct Postural
Alignment all the way up into your Spine!
- Increased Performance in
Pronation is the normal movement in the foot during gait (walking),
where the foot slightly flexes, inverts and adducts. In a "normal"
foot some pronation is expected where the foot becomes flexible during
the gait cycle to build up energy to complete your stride. At the
end of the normal pronation of the foot the foot becomes rigid again and
propels your body forward. Now OVER-PRONATION is the excessive motion in
the foot where it looks as though the medial (inside) arch of the foot
begins to drop and in some cases almost lays flat on the floor.
SEVERE OVER-PRONATED FOOT
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia (the
thick band of connective tissue connecting your heel to your toes).
The plantar fascia can often be inflamed at the base of the heel and
pain may radiate from the heel up to the toes. Plantar fasciitis
is often caused from poor biomechanical motion of the foot, typically
from repetitive stretching from over-pronation or excessive supination.
Plantar fasciitis is often cured with proper foot wear, custom
orthotics, stretching, icing and proper training technique.
Every insurance company is
different so we always recommend you call your insurance company to
find out your specific plan benefits. Advanced Foot
Orthotics does not bill insurance companies. Payment is the
responsibility of the patient. You may submit your receipt of
payment for reimbursement from your insurance company. Many
patients have received reimbursement from their insurance company
with a prescription from your Doctor and your receipt.
SOLE Custom Footbeds are NOT covered
by insurance they are considered an over-the-counter orthotic.
Why are SOLE
Footbeds the BEST over-the-counter orthotics?
SOLE footbeds are made from the best technology on
The Novel Footbed Test
was a test
where pressure sensors were placed on the bottom of the patients
foot and pressure was measured at all aspects of the foot during
SOLE beat out both SUPERFEET and SPENCO
orthotics!!! Which means less pressure with no hotspots resulting in
the most comfortable orthotic while maintaining functional
How long do SOLE footbeds last?
Under normal use
conditions our footbeds should last at least 1 year. If you are
unsatisfied with the footbeds for any reason, return them within 90
days for replacement or refund, no questions asked.
How long do Custom Foot Orthotics Last?
Custom foot orthotics
typically last from 2-5 years depending on a variety of factors such
as weight, type and intensity of use (such as running 1 mile per
week vs. 100 miles) and care of orthotic (such as getting it
refurbished every 1-2 years).
What if i have pain with my orthotics?
Follow the instructions
with your orthotics or try to first back of the intensity of your
use (i.e. stop running on them just use them for walking) and then
once comfortable begin increasing intensity SLOWLY. With SOLE
orthotics we recommend wearing them for 2-3 weeks, if it feels
uncomfortable try heat molding
them again up to 5 times but no more.