Trinity Wellness Center has a state-of-the-art lab where we fit and fabricate customized foot orthotics. They are designed to meet each individual's specific biomechanical issues and are great at providing relief for conditions such as plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.
What are custom foot orthotics?
Foot orthotics are shoe inserts that can be used to treat foot, ankle, knee, hip, and even back pain. Specifically, orthotics are used to treat problems such as plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, metatarsalgia, bunions, patellofemoral pain, knee osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, leg length inequalities, and low back pain.
Who needs a custom orthotic?
You are probably familiar with the shoe inserts that you can buy at the store. These are often beneficial for certain conditions or the "average" person. In many cases a custom orthotic is much more effective because they are designed specifically to meet your individual needs. It is also important that you get the right custom orthotic for you. Many patients have tried custom orthotics without success. In most cases these orthotics are what we classify as a rigid (hard) orthotic. Evidence has shown that a rigid orthotic may not be the best choice for patients who have problems such as plantar fasciitis. Many of these patients often complain that they were unable to wear rigid orthotics because it made their pain worse.
What type of orthotic do we make?
We make what we classify as a semi-rigid orthotic. The benefit of a semi-rigid is that it provides the support that is necessary while also providing shock absorption, which is very important when treating problems such as plantar fasciitis. The system that we use to make the orthotic allows us to make them in a short amount of time and we are able to make modifications to them as needed, ensuring that you receive an orthotic that you are satisfied with. The orthotics can be made to fit into athletic shoes, dress shoes, cleats, and even bike shoes.