Custom Orthotics Specialist

Rhode Island Foot Care -  - Foot and Ankle Specialist

Rhode Island Foot Care

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Specialists located across Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Can a shoe insert change the way you walk and feel? If it’s a custom orthotic from Rhode Island Foot Care, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Clinical research proves that prescription custom orthotics relieve foot pain and improve your range-of-motion. The team of board-certified podiatrists uses a high-tech 3D scanner to design maximum precision orthotics. There are offices in North Providence, Pawtucket, Newport, Riverside, Johnston, Warwick, Cranston, East Providence, Cumberland, Warren, and Central Falls, Rhode Island, and additional locations in Taunton and Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Book your appointment online or call the nearest office today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are special shoe inserts made exclusively for your unique foot measurements. Some orthotics cover the entire foot sole while others slide into a single small area like the heel.

Custom orthotics treat several different problems involving the feet and ankles. With every step, your feet bear 1.5 times your body weight, so the orthotics can help to manage and reverse the effects of this continued strain. 

What kind of custom orthotics are available?

There are many types of custom orthotics, with a variety of materials and forms. The main categories are: 

Functional orthotics

Functional orthotics manage movement, so they can help with both foot deformities and injuries. They allow you to move your foot correctly and can redistribute pressure. This can ease pain, prevent problems from worsening, and boost your foot function. 

Usually, functional orthotics are rigid, such as a hard plastic or graphite material. 

Accommodative orthotics

Accommodative orthotics are soft or springy, offering you support and improved comfort. This kind of orthotic protects weak, delicate, or painful parts of the foot, and can help with issues such as diabetic foot ulcers.  

Every custom orthotic has a different function based on your specific needs. 

Do I need custom orthotics?

There are many reasons you might need custom orthotics or a custom brace, including:

  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Sports injuries involving the feet and ankles
  • Hammertoe
  • Chronic foot, leg, hip, or back pain
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • Diabetic foot problems 

In some cases, you might benefit from over-the-counter orthotics. Rhode Island Foot Care offers top-quality non-prescription orthotics in the office as well. 

How do custom orthotics fittings work?

The skilled podiatry team takes in-office impressions using a 3D imaging system. This state-of-the-art imaging system generates several exact measurements. 

A leading orthotics lab then uses this information to fabricate your personalized orthotic. Rhode Island Foot Care also offers custom ankle and braces using the same 3D imaging system. 

Are you wondering if custom orthotics can work for your foot issues? Schedule a consultation at the Rhode Island Foot Care office nearest you to find out. Book an appointment online or call the office nearest you today.