What are Orthotics?
Orthotics, also known as orthoses, refers to any custom-made device inserted into a shoe that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern. Sometimes called arch supports or shoe inserts, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. While over-the-counter insoles are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthotics can since they are not custom made to fit an individual's unique foot structure.
Why do I need a custom orthotic by Dr. Stanford?
You may have tried over-the-counter insoles, or perhaps even a custom orthotic produced by a pedorthist or chiropractor and wonder how can a custom orthotic prescribed by Dr. Stanford be any different?
A custom orthotic by Dr. Stanford begins with a discussion of your particular symptoms and a detailed biomechanical exam and gait analysis. Following which, He gives an explanation of your diagnosis by describing in detail your foot condition and any contributing biomechanical problems. He then prescribes a custom orthotic specifically designed to correct the function and movement of your foot, to assist with resolution of your symptoms and foot condition. As a Foot Surgeon, Dr. Stanford has an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of the foot and ankle and affect of proper alignment on the entire body.
At Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic, we prescribe and fit many different types of custom orthotics to meet the needs of any age or any activity type.