What Are Orthotics?
Poorly fitting shoes can cause:
- Other disabling foot problems
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, one in six persons or 43.1 million people in the U.S. have foot problems. Thirty-six percent regard their foot problems as serious enough to warrant medical attention.
The cost of foot surgery to correct foot problems from tight-fitting shoes is $2 billion a year, according to the AAOS. If time off from work for the surgery and recovery is included, the cost is $3.5 billion.
Our on staff podiatrist will cast a mold of your foot in any one of our three offices, it will be sent out that day. Uponyour follow up appointment, Dr. Thimesch will make any modifications needed for a perfect fit and then you will be on your way to better foot health
In many cases, foot problems can be caused by not only the wrong shoe, but also the wrong interior or build and construction of your shoe. That’s where custom orthotics come into play.
After a thorough foot exam by the doctor, it will be determined whether or not the patient is a candidate that could benefit from a custom orthotic. In the event that doctor determines custom orthotics are right for the patient, doctor will then take a cast mold of each one of the patient’s feet individually. That cast mold is then sent out to the lab to be built specifically for the patient’s feet. After a short period of time the patients orthotics will be completed and sent back to us at the office the order was placed from. Upon arrival of the completed orthotics, patient will then be contacted to come in for a follow up appointment, at which time the new custom orthotics will be fitted to patient’s shoes.
Our in office procedure makes your custom orthotic experience one of the fastest, most precise and most effective for you in the future of your feet.