You can buy shoe inserts in a pharmacy or department store for various foot issues. However, custom orthotics are inserts for your shoes that are designed from a mold or digital scan of your foot to address your particular foot shape and function. They are only available after an examination by a medical professional, such as those at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates, who prescribe them specifically for you.
There are two basic types: accommodative—providing softer cushioning to treat things like diabetic foot ulcers or calluses that pain you; and functional—firmer supports that work to correct abnormal motion of your foot structure. They address issues like flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, and metatarsalgia, and are very effective at bringing relief from your pain. Call our office in Daytona Beach today at (386) 274-3336, or check our website for a location closer to you, and put an end to your discomfort.