Tuesday, 18 January 2022 00:00


Orthotics are medical devices that are typically placed in your shoes. They are used to treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions. Depending on your needs, orthotics can correct gait abnormalities and biomechanical issues, ease foot and ankle pain, correct or prevent the progression of deformities, cushion and support the foot, evenly distribute weight, and help injuries heal more efficiently. 

There are many different types of orthotics available on the market. Some can be bought over-the-counter at most major retailers. Others need to be prescribed by a foot and ankle specialist and are custom-made to fit the unique needs of your feet. Orthotics come in various forms, including full-length and half-length shoe inserts, heel cups or pads, splints, braces, and more. Depending on the type of orthotic, it can be made from rigid materials, like carbon fiber or plastic, or soft materials, like memory foam. 

The type of orthotic that is right for you depends on the foot or ankle problems that you are facing, as well as the unique characteristics of your feet, such as their structure and biomechanics. If you are interested in exploring orthotics as a potential treatment option for your foot or ankle problems, it is suggested that you consult with a chiropodist. A chiropodist can examine your feet to determine your specific needs and find the right orthotics for you.