Why Wear Custom Prescription Orthotics?
Sometimes we use over-the-counter shoe inserts designed to alleviate temporary or unimportant foot problems. If you are suffering from foot pain, The Podiatry Center located in Bethesda, MD, and Springfield, VA, can prescribe, design and fabricate orthotic devices designed specifically for your foot condition. These perfectly match the contours of your feet, taking your individual body movements into account. We only fabricate the orthotics after conducting a complete evaluation of your medical conditions, legs, ankles and feet – that way, they serve your unique pathology and foot structure.
Functional vs. Accommodative Orthotics. Which Might You Need?
We design functional orthotics for people who experience abnormal gaits. We may prescribe them to treat the associated foot pain, but frequently we prescribe them to help relieve shin splints, tendinitis or other injuries.
The softer accommodative orthotics are molded according to your condition and provide painful feet with plenty of cushioning support for your feet. We prescribe them for patients who have foot calluses, diabetic foot ulcers and other issues that make your feet tender and sore, such as plantar fasciitis (heel spurs) and bursitis. Clinical research supports superior results from wearing podiatrist-prescribed foot orthotics that lessen foot pain and improve function.
Will My Insurance Cover Orthotics?
Frequently, insurance helps to pay for prescription orthotics. You may find that they cost somewhat more than over-the-counter inserts, but that they last many more years when you care for them properly. In the end, you should look at them as an investment in your health.
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