Foot Orthotics are prescribed for a variety of conditions related to the feet and ankles. The most common of these are plantar fasciitis, flat feet (pes planus), high arches (pes cavus), and derangement of the ankle, sometimes due to healing of a severe fracture. The feet are the foundation of the human skeletal system and therefore many other ailments can be caused secondary to problems with the feet and ankles, such as lower back pain and knee pain. If you are experiencing any sort of lingering pain in your feet, it is imperative that you treat them before the damage spreads.
Foot Orthotics are inserts made to slip into your shoe which support and/or correct the condition from which you are suffering. In recent years, there have been many over-the-counter varieties of these inserts that have come onto the market. However, the foot orthotics provided by Align Clinic are custom-made to the shape of each individual’s foot contours. No two patients have the same shape of feet and this is how we approach each patient.
When you make an appointment at Align Clinic, our practitioners start with a thorough evaluation of your individual needs and working with you and your physician or podiatrist, develop a treatment plan to assist you in meeting your goals. A determination will be made as to the best way to proceed with your Foot Orthotics and you will be casted in a neutral, non-weight bearing position using plaster strips for the orthotics. There are a variety of materials from which custom foot orthotics can be made, which can range from soft materials, like plastazote, EVA, and pelite, to rigid materials, like carbon graphite and polypropylene. The decision regarding the materials used is determined by how rigid or flexible your Foot Orthotics need to be.
During the fitting of your Custom Foot Orthotics, you will be instructed on a break-in and wearing schedule along with precautions associated with the use of your Custom Foot Orthotics. Instructions on use, function, skin inspection, and care and cleaning of your orthotics will also be provided to you. If any adjustments or repairs are required in time, our office will provide these services free of charge during our 90-day warranty period.
We encourage you to contact us at 650-375-2231 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a free evaluation for Custom Foot Orthotics.
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