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Custom Foot Orthotics Q+A

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Custom Foot Orthotics Q+A

Throughout your lifetime, you will likely take over 200,000,000 steps! If you are or have led an active life, that number is likely to be even higher. As such, we put our feet and ankles through a lot, and they do their job without complaining, for the most part! However, if they are starting to act up, we owe it to them to give them extra support and care due to their heavy workload. One way of giving your feet and ankles some extra tender love and care when they are in pain is getting custom foot orthotics. Here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, we would love to get you set up with some of our cutting-edge custom foot orthotics!

What are the best custom orthotics?

While there are many orthotics on the market these days, each with its unique pros and cons and recommended uses, it can be challenging to find an orthotic perfectly suited to your foot shape, structure, and condition. Even some custom-made orthotics do not get it right! However, we believe that our custom orthotics at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists are on a different tier when it comes to accurately adapting to your specific foot care needs.

When you come to Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists for custom orthotics, our board-certified podiatrists will examine your feet, learn about the symptoms you are experiencing, and arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the specific foot or ankle condition that is affecting you. As part of the foot examination, we will create a computerized scan of your feet, which far exceeds the accuracy of other custom orthotic making methods, such as foam box or plaster cast impressions. In this way, we can create an orthotic for you that is truly customized to your specific foot shape, structure, and condition!

Are custom made orthotics worth it?

While custom made orthotics are inevitably more expensive than over-the-counter orthotics, they are made of better material. Moreover, when done right, custom made orthotics are precisely suited to the shape of your feet. As a result, custom orthotics not only last longer than over-the-counter orthotics, but they also have the potential to bring much more meaningful results. Although most over-the-counter orthotics have a specific recommended use, such as for high arches, no one has an identical arch. As such, the benefits from a high arch orthotic are limited for any given individual unless the orthotic accidentally matches the shape of a person’s foot, which is highly unlikely! For this reason, we believe that custom made orthotics, such as those that we make at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, are absolutely worth it!

What shoes do podiatrists recommend?

There are many great shoes on the market today that can provide excellent support to your feet and ankles while also improving any foot or ankle conditions you have. Often the best-made shoe and the best shoe for your specific foot care needs are not the same. As such, the best shoe for an individual is usually determined on a case-by-case basis after a podiatrist analyzes your foot shape, structure, and condition and thoroughly understands what would benefit it. If you would like to know what shoes our podiatrists recommend at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, feel free to get in touch with us! You can call us or schedule an appointment at any of our four different clinics in Elgin, Schaumburg, Huntley, and Chicago, Illinois.

We welcome you to come to Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists if you are interested in getting some custom orthotics to help your foot or ankle condition! You can schedule an appointment at any of our locations through our website or give us a call. You are always welcome at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists!