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Types of Orthotics

Foot orthotics fall into three broad categories:

Rigid Orthotic

Leg, thigh, and lower back discomfort may stem from irregular foot function or leg length disparity. Supportive devices help alleviate symptoms, irrespective of foot function. Rigid devices, controlling function, are typically made from firm materials, like plastic, and are mainly used in walking or dress shoes, especially those with a heel height under two inches.

Soft Orthotic

Soft orthotic devices play a vital role in absorbing shock, improving balance, and alleviating pressure on uncomfortable areas of the foot. Widely used for conditions like arthritis and foot deformities with a loss of protective fatty tissue, they are especially beneficial in diabetic foot care.

Semirigid Orthotic

Semirigid orthotics offer essential support and stability during walking or engaging in sports. Tailored to specific sports requirements, these orthotics are carefully crafted to align with the unique demands of each activity. By facilitating proper foot function, these dynamic orthotics guide the foot, enhancing muscle and tendon efficiency during various activities.

Other Types of Orthotics

Extensive research indicates a common link between back problems and foot imbalance. Our doctors emphasize the importance of evaluating the lower extremity comprehensively to ensure precise orthotic control for any identified foot issues.