Orthotics and Insoles
Orthotics are custom-made inserts that fit inside the shoe. They are designed to decrease abnormal motion of the foot. They realign your feet to a normal position, restore balance, and serve to eliminate or reduce foot pain by improving function and efficiency. Different orthotic styles can be worn comfortably in most types of shoes.
Orthotics/ Insoles can be manufactured to fit into any of your shoes whether it be a fashionable ladies shoe to the most up-to-date running shoe. At Sussex Foot Centre the orthotic is custom-tailored to you, which is why we pride ourselves on our orthotic prescription manufacture and fitting, maintaining specificity to the patient at all times. Orthotics take various forms and are constructed of various materials. All are concerned with improving foot function and minimising stress forces that could ultimately cause foot deformity and pain.
Foot orthotics fall into three broad categories:
1) those that primarily attempt to change foot function
2) those that are primarily protective in nature
3) those that combine functional control and protection.
Conditions that can be treated with foot orthotics are:
- Shin splints
- Planter fasciitis
- Runners knee
- Jumpers knee
- Patella-femoral knee pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Lower back pain
- Severs disease
- Flat feet (Pes Planus)
- High arch feet (Pes Cavus)