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Orthotics From A Foot & Ankle Specialist Near You

Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are designed to align, support, and improve the function of your feet. Unlike store-bought shoe inserts, custom orthotics are specifically prescribed and uniquely crafted to match the contours of your feet. They can make a world of difference by offering superior cushion and support, ultimately contributing to reduced pain and improved foot health.

Our Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio team has been at the forefront of podiatry care for over 30 years. With locations across Columbus, our team of experienced podiatrists is committed to providing top-notch care for a wide range of foot and ankle issues. Our extensive experience and comprehensive services make us an excellent choice for anyone seeking specialized flat foot treatment or other podiatric care.

If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, custom foot orthotics might be the solution you've been looking for. Don’t wait to take the first step towards better foot health. Schedule an appointment with FASCO today!


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Orthotics vs. Shoe Inserts

When it comes to providing support and comfort for your feet, not all solutions are created equal. Custom foot orthotics from your podiatrist differ greatly from the store-bought shoe inserts you might find at your local pharmacy. While both options aim to enhance foot comfort, their construction, customization, and effectiveness are significantly different.

Store-bought shoe inserts are generic, mass-produced, and designed to fit the average foot. They offer basic cushioning and support and can provide some short-term relief for foot aches or minor discomforts. However, they lack the personalized attention needed to address specific conditions effectively.

Custom orthotics, however, are created following a thorough examination by a podiatrist. They are specially crafted to match your feet's unique contours and biomechanics, allowing the orthotics to offer targeted support, correct imbalances, and improve overall foot function.

Custom orthotics are primarily divided into two categories:

  • Rigid orthotics, also known as functional orthotics, are constructed from firm materials like plastic or carbon fiber. They are designed to help your feet maintain the correct position and alignment, which can alleviate pain not just in the feet but also in the knees, hips, and lower back.
  • Soft orthotics are made from pliable, cushioned materials that can absorb shock and take the pressure off painful areas. These s are ideal for individuals with conditions like diabetes, where enhanced cushioning can prevent complications from pressure points, and for those with arthritis, where soft support can minimize discomfort and enhance mobility.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of flat feet or another condition, such as arch pain, heel pain, or fatigue when walking, book an appointment with FASCO today to discuss if custom orthotics are right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do custom orthotics help with flat feet treatment?

Custom orthotics provide arch support tailored to your foot's specific needs, which can help redistribute pressure and reduce the strain on your arch and heel. By improving foot alignment, custom orthotics also alleviate the overall discomfort and fatigue associated with flat feet. They enable more efficient movement patterns, making walking and standing more comfortable, and can even prevent the progression of flat-footedness.

What conditions can custom orthotics treat besides flat feet?

Custom orthotics can treat a variety of foot conditions beyond flat feet. They can also effectively address issues related to:

How long do custom orthotics last?

The lifespan of custom orthotics can depend on several factors, including your activity level, body weight, and the type of orthotic used. Generally, custom orthotics can last anywhere from one to five years. Routine check-ups with your podiatrist can ensure that your orthotics are still providing the necessary support and are in good condition. If they show signs of significant wear and tear, it might be time for a replacement.

How can I schedule an appointment for custom foot orthotics near me?

At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio, we make it easy to schedule an appointment and get the custom foot orthotics you need. Either schedule an appointment with us online or give your nearest FASCO office a call. We are excited to see you and help you get back on your feet!

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