A custom orthotic is a prescribed shoe insert that is designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot and body imbalance, provide more support to the ankle and prevent further injuries. They can be used to treat various foot, leg, and back problems.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle.
Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics includes:
Localized foot pain
Bunions, hammer toes
Hip or back pain - even neck pain
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