Orthotics are an insert that goes inside a shoe that helps correct many foot problems. There are two types: prefabricated and custom. Prefabricated (or off the shelf) orthotics come in a variety of quality levels, ranging from what you can get at the pharmacy to ones that are near custom level. Those bought at the pharmacy usually are gel based and most often do not provide the support needed to correct most foot problems.
Custom orthotics are made specifically for the patient after a mold is taken of the foot. This mold, combined with the specifications given by the doctor, is used to make an insert that is custom designed to correct the foot condition. They are very much like a pair of glasses made by an optometrist and give a custom level of correction that prefabricated orthtoics cannot. They are also much more durable than prefabricated insoles and can last many years.
At Hadfield Foot and Ankle we provide affordable prefabricated and custom orthotics for all types of foot conditions. Most often orthtoics are not covered by insurance and we understand the value of investing in your health. That doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank, though.
We want to make sure you receive the highest level of care at an affordable price. If you have concerns about the cost of orthotics, or any other portion of your foot and ankle needs, we would be happy to work with you to make sure you’re well taken care of. At Hadfield Foot and Ankle, you are a person first, not just a patient or a number.