Orthotics are shoe inserts that are used to correct an irregular walking pattern. They are custom made from molds of your feet to maximize the benefit to each individual patient. Orthotics can make standing and walking much more comfortable by slightly altering the angle at which the foot strikes the ground. Doctors of podiatric medicine often prescribe them as a conservative, effective treatment for many foot ailments. Early treatment can eliminate the need for surgery in many cases.
Custom braces may be recommended to treat foot deformities caused by diabetic foot or peripheral neuropathy. Used alone or in combination with other treatments such as physical therapy, a brace that properly positions the joints of the foot and ankle can relieve the symptoms and prevent further damage. At Step Lively Foot & Ankle Centers, we prescribe custom orthotics and braces that alleviate pain and symptoms from many foot and ankle conditions.