Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot.
A foot orthoses comprise a specially fitted insert or footbed to a shoe. Also commonly referred to as “Orthotics” these orthoses provide support for the foot by distributing pressure or realigning foot joints while standing, walking or running. As such they are often used by athletes to relieve symptoms of a variety of soft tissue inflammatory conditions like plantar fasciitis. They may also be used in conjunction with properly fitted orthopedic footwear in the prevention of foot ulcers in the at-risk diabetic foot.
Dr. Warheit and Dr. Smielewski have been prescribing patients orthotics in the Northwest Suburbs for over 25 years. Every patient’s situation is unique. Therefore it is important that you meet with our doctors so that he may determine the proper solution for you. Visit us at our Buffalo Grove Office or our Elgin Office. Contact us by clicking here.