Custom Orthotics, Knee & Ankle Bracing, Diabetic Foot Care
custom-made orthotics vs. store-bought insoles

Custom-Made Orthotics vs. Store-Bought Insoles

The Differences between Custom-Made Orthotics vs. Store-Bought Insoles It is true that not everyone needs custom-made orthotics. Sometimes a set of over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics will provide an acceptable level of relief from a mild condition. However, the ability to differentiate needs is imperative when deciding whether or not custom-made orthotics or generic over-the counter insoles are necessary. Generic orthotics can also be an inexpensive solution for slipping into occasional footwear in lieu of the shoes’ default insoles. Some of our patients keep a pair of OTC orthotics on hand for just this purpose. They serve as a decent alternate option to their custom...

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Foot care specialist

The Differences Between Foot Care Specialists

One of the most common questions we receive from new patients is “What is a Pedorthist?” This question is usually followed by another – “Would that not be the same thing as a Podiatrist or a Chiropodist?” While there is some overlap in the services these various foot care specialists offer, Pedorthists, Podiatrists and Chiropodists are quite distinct. Podiatry & Chiropody A Podiatrist is qualified to perform foot assessment, as well as skin and nail care procedures on the subcutaneous tissues of the foot. They are also able to perform surgical procedures involving bone. Chiropody is a branch of Podiatry. A Chiropodist is qualified...

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