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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Do I really need custom foot orthotics?

We get asked this question all the time in the office and the best answer I have come up with is not if you need orthotics, but what type of orthotic is needed.  Your feet are the foundation for your entire body and if they are not working properly, it can throw off the entire structure. 

Custom molded foot orthotics offer several benefits, including restoring and maintaining proper alignment, improving posture, providing stability, reducing pain and the risk of injury.  We offer several styles and types of orthotics in our office, including over-the-counter inserts all the way up to custom orthotics, and everyone does not need the same thing.  Just like eye glasses, some people can get away with wearing over-the-counter readers, while others need to see their optometrist and have a custom prescription pair of glasses made; some of our patients only require a basic arch support, while others require more substantial support that can only be offered in a prescription custom molded foot orthotic. 

If you are experiencing pain in your feet, knees, hips or back, having a gait evaluation will help determine what support is right for you! Call our office today to learn more about the support we offer and help you put your best foot forward!