Are custom orthotics really worth it? In most cases, the answer to this question is an emphatic yes!
While store-bought insoles can provide some pain relief by adding a bit of cushioning and support, they’re not designed to treat specific medical conditions and, because they’re mass produced, they won’t fit your feet as well as a custom orthotic.
Custom orthotics, by contrast, are specially made just for you from a mold or 3D scan of your feet, under the supervision of a trained podiatrist. Because of this, they can offer much better support and/or cushioning than a mass-produced piece, and can be used to treat specific conditions such as ulcers, overpronation, neuromas, bunions, heel pain, arthritis, and much more. Although they’re more expensive than store insoles, they can do a much better job, and they’ll also last a lot longer, too.
When you’re suffering from foot pain that just won’t go away, custom orthotics might be the answer you’re looking for. They can even help correct alignment problems causing pain throughout the legs and back. Call our experts at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona in Gilbert at (480) 981-1800 or in Chandler at (480) 963-9000 and get help today.