What it is
At TMC we offer high quality custom made foot orthotics for a wide variety of conditions. Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders. Custom-made orthotics are crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual. Custom orthotics are created using an impression of the foot called a cast, which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the cast and computer technology, specialists at the orthotic lab design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments. The finished orthotic is placed in the patient's shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned.
The following are just some of the common symptoms that may indicate misalignment of the feet:
Abnormal shoe wear (e.g., one side of the sole of the shoe wears out faster than the other)
Chronic heel (e.g., plantar fasciitis), knee, or low back pain
Frequent ankle sprains
Gait abnormalities (e.g., feet point inward or excessively outward during walking)
Shin pain (e.g., shin splints)