Orthotics are devices that slip inside your shoes for added comfort and support. Custom-made, these inserts can also correct alignment problems, foot abnormalities, biomechanical issues, and other foot conditions that may be causing you pain and discomfort. How can something small enough to fit in your shoe do all that? It’s all in the design. First your foot is examined to determine areas in which additional padding and stabilization are needed. Your foot is then measured and a mold is taken. A custom-made orthotic is then created to fit to your specific foot. Depending on your unique needs, materials used may be rigid, soft, or somewhere in between.
If you are experiencing foot pain, custom inserts may be just the thing. Ask Dr. Evan Merrill if orthotics are right for you. Call (541) 776-3338 for an appointment or visit us at Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle, L.L.C. in Meford, OR. Start looking forward to pain-free days today!