A large range of foot orthotics are available to alter the complex array of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments in the feet and legs. Orthotics are prescribed and hand made for accurate correction of foot pathologies, to reduce long suffered musculoskeletal foot and leg pains. These include osteoarthritic knees, plantarfasciitis, heel spur syndrome, Morton’s Neuroma and muscle over use leading to tired achy legs or in children growing pains to name a few. Accommodative orthotics will help peculiar shaped feet following surgery, or the redistribution of body weight away from painful weight bearing sites.
Orthoses should feel comfortable and easily fitted into a range of footwear choices. Women can ask for advice about fashion orthotics to improve foot and leg comfort while wearing high heels. Orthoses can be prescribed for sports specific footwear such as football boots, ballet slippers and ski boots.