Orthopedic Shoe Insoles, Arch Supports and Heel Pads
Shoe inserts are devices that provide support to the foot and are meant to be worn inside of the shoes. Non-prescription shoe inserts can be found at most major retailers. They are typically made of gel, foam, or plastic. These inserts can help cushion and support the feet and make your shoes more comfortable, potentially reducing foot and ankle pain. Non-prescription inserts can be used in the treatment or prevention of several foot conditions, including flat feet, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and bunions.
Shoe Inserts & Insoles Prescription
Custom orthotics are prescribed by a podiatrist and made specifically for your feet and their unique needs. A functional orthotic is used for controlling abnormal foot motion. If you have foot pain that is caused by an abnormality in the way that your foot moves, then this may be the right type of orthotic for you. Functional orthotics can also be used to treat certain injuries, such as shin splints and Achilles tendinitis. Accommodative orthotics are generally softer and are used to provide cushioning and support for the foot. They may be used to treat conditions such as calluses and diabetic foot ulcers.
To figure out which type of orthotics are best for you, it is recommended that you consult with Gabe Rodriguez, DPM. The podiatrist will conduct a full examination of your feet and help you determine which kinds of orthotics may suit your specific needs.