Custom Made Prescribed Orthotics

A custom shoe insert may be exactly what you need to improve function and decrease any pain of your feet or ankles. Although there are over the counter options, we recommend a professionally made custom orthotic to provide the best results and the least risk of causing additional foot problems down the road.

Prescribed Orthotics – Custom Shoe Inserts for Foot Comfort

Prescribed Orthotics (orthoses) are custom-made shoe inserts which are used to treat a variety of foot problems, including bursitis, plantar fasciitis, and tendinitis, as well as flat feet, diabetic foot ulcers, and pain in the heel, ankle and foot. Clinical studies and research have shown an improvement in function and a decrease in pain with the use of custom shoe inserts. Rigid orthotics can provide long-term arch support and are effective in realigning the foot.


Achilles tendonitis - Walking Boot - Ankle Foot OrthoticsYour podiatrist (foot doctor) Dr. Jarman will examine your feet and how you walk, and will also check for any other contributing factors you may have in your lower extremities. Using advanced technology, the podiatrist will be able to assess the movement and function of your lower extremities, will listen carefully to your concerns, and answer any questions you may have.

He may suggest additional treatments which will help to improve the function and comfort of your feet. All of the information gathered during this consultation will assist us in determining what is needed for your specific case. This information is then used to create a pair of unique foot supports that will improve your movement and will result in more mobility and comfort.

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Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Jarman if you have serious discomfort or pain in your arch, midfoot, or heel. Call (480) 497-3946.

Custom Made Orthotics vs. Over the Counter Brands

Over-the-counter shoe inserts comes in one-size-fits-all. Although there is a chance these mass-manufactured inserts may help in certain situation for certain individuals, the danger is the alternative. Not only could they do nothing at all, there is a risk they could cause further problems.

The first step in creating custom foot orthoses is to identify the problem.

Flat feet, overpronation, underpronation, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and metatarsalgia will all need a different prescription insert. There are various causes of these conditions, including overuse or traumatic injury, and an overt or subtle deformity that can cause a biomechanical dysfunction.

What are Custom Shoe Inserts?

Custom shoe inserts, also known as prescription custom orthoses, are devices made specifically for your feet, designed to support and comfort them. Prescription orthosis are designed for your feet only, not for anyone else’s. Because they are designed specifically for you, they match your feet precisely and are designed according to the way you move. Before the your custom inserts can be created, your podiatrist will conduct a complete evaluation of, not only your feet, but also your legs and ankles. This thorough evaluation enables the orthosis to cater for the unique structure and pathology of your feet.

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Categories of Prescription Orthotics

Functional orthotics is the category that is dedicated to controlling abnormal motion. These inserts may be used to treat injuries like tendinitis or shin splints; and they are also used to treat pain caused by abnormal motion. Orthotics in the Functional category are usually made from plastic, graphite, or another semi-rigid material.

The second category of inserts is Accommodative Orthotics. These are designed to provide support and cushioning, and as such, are softer than the Functional Orthotics. Accommodative inserts are used to treat painful calluses under the foot, diabetic foot ulcers, and other conditions that cause pain and discomfort.

  • Although they usually cost more than the shoe inserts you might purchase in a retail store, they are well worth it. Because orthotics are molded to fit your individual foot, you can be certain that they fit properly and that they will do what they are meant to do. This is not the case with over-the-counter shoe inserts.
  • Another big difference is that prescription orthoses are made from high quality materials, and are made to last for many years as long as they are properly cared for.
  • Some insurance will pay for prescription orthotics.

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Custom Shoe Inserts available from Phoenix Podiatrist office in Gilbert AZ.

Preferred Foot and Ankle Office in Phoenix area - Gilbert, Arizona

Preferred Foot and Ankle Office in Phoenix area – Gilbert, Arizona