Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot. The goal of the orthotic is the evenly distribute the weight bearing forces across the plantar surface in the foot as well as controlling rearfoot motion/compensation occurring in common foot conditions such as flatfoot deformity.
A gradual break-in period is required in order to allow the foot to adjust to the new positioning within the orthotic device. Pain and fatigue may occur if break-in period instructions are not followed due to muscles and tendons governing foot and ankle motion are now functioning differently in the presence of the device.
If you are experiencing any foot problems near Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, Iowa, or Westlake, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (337) 474-2233 or schedule your appointment online with Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists.