Foot orthoses are shoe inserts designed to support, align, or improve the function of the foot. They are also often commonly referred to as orthotics. Orthoses fit comfortably inside your shoes.
There are many different kinds of orthoses. The orthoses recommended by your podiatrist may be prescription devices, custom made to suit your individual needs and biomechanics.
People of all ages with a variety of foot or lower leg problems wear orthoses. Sportspeople are often prescribed orthoses by their podiatrist to help maximise their performance, as well as to address mechanical problems.
Anyone suffering from a chronic foot or lower limb condition which is limiting their mobility or independence may benefit from wearing orthoses.
When are orthoses prescribed?
Your podiatrist may prescribe orthoses for your particular foot problem after a comprehensive assessment, taking into account your own biomechanics, footwear, and occupational and lifestyle factors.
Orthoses provide valuable long term solutions in the treatment and prevention or corns and callous and ulceration by redistributing the pressure of the body’s weight on the feet.
Orthoses also help with rehabilitation of acute and chronic foot conditions such as tendonitis, recurrent ankle sprains and stress fractures, by providing consistent postural control.
If you have sporting injuries that are either acute or chronic and relate to the feet or lower limb then call to make an appointment so we can help you.