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ORTHOTICS FAQS

What are custom orthotics?
Orthotics are a custom molded insert for your shoe which correct your biomechanics.  These are mainly used to keep your foot and lower extremity functioning properly.

Will orthotics correct my foot problem?
Orthotics can alleviate the pain associated with your foot problem. They correct the foot problem while you are wearing them, but as soon as you take them off the same problem is still there. If patients wear their orthotics on a regular basis most foot pain is usually alleviated.

Will orthotics fit into all of my shoes?
There are different types of orthotics. Athletic orthotics will switch from shoe to shoe as long as they have a removable insole. Dress orthotics will fit into most of your dress shoes but not all of them. Patients who find success with orthotics often purchase multiple pairs!

Can orthotics be used for athletic activities?
Absolutely! orthotics can be used for all athletic activities. Many athletes could not perform without their orthotics, due to the discomfort associated with medical problems

Why should I get a custom orthotic when I can buy a prefabricated custom orthotic at a pharmacy for a lot less money?
Orthotic steps bought the local store only offer comfort.  Medical grade, custom orthotic inserts are tailored to each foot to provide both SUPPORT and COMFORT.