Orthotics refers to insoles that are fitted into your shoes. Often it is necessary to fit insoles into footwear to support and comfort a person’s feet and they are made precisely for the way their foot is shaped and how they walk.
There are 3 main types:
- Prefabricated but prescribed by the podiatrist, often heat moldable for a more contoured fit
- semi-custom orthotic which is a pre-formed orthotic with personal adjustments made for individual requirements.
- custom made usually following a biomechanical assessment during which a mould has been taken of the feet . Specifically designed and manufactured for your feet, because no two pairs of feet are the same.
There are many different manufactured shapes and sizes of orthotics but your podiatrist will know which will be best for you.