Custom Made Innersoles
Northcliff Orthopaedic Centre provides Feet Orthorics / Custom Made Innersoles for your specific foot problems. Feet Orthotics and Orthotic Insoles (foot supports) control the way your foot functions, and can compensate for deformities and other anomalies to add support and relieve foot pain. It is vital that orthoses (foot supports) are chosen with our consultation, and we will evaluate requirements based on gait analysis and in conjunction with your personal needs like the shoes you wear or how much walking you do.
We can recommend the ideal solution for you. We also offer a wide range of readymade non-casted orthotics (foot supports) and other insoles.
What are Orthotics / Foot Supports?
Orthotics / Foot Supports are specially designed shoe inserts, which help to restore the natural position of your foot. The type of orthotic / foot support we need depends on the type of foot we have, how the foot is changing position and what shoes we wear. By careful selection and design of the correct orthotic / foot support, the foot is able to return to its natural position and function. This will prevent damaging changes in other joints, muscles and ligaments, and reduce foot pain.
Orthotics / Foot Supports is not just another insole, because insoles are designed to provide a cushioning effect and shock absorption. They may feel comfortable at first but they do not get to the root of the biomechanical cause of the pain or ailment. Orthotics / foot supports are designed to change and optimise your foot function.
Many foot symptoms ranging from general aches to painful bone and footproblems such as heel pains, bunions, callouses and hammer toes, are caused bycollapsed and fallen arches. Foot orthotics / foot supports help realign the joints within the foot in order to relieve the various symptoms.
Orthotic insoles/foot supports may also be used as an alternative to surgery, or after surgery to help maintain proper foot, ankle, knee and hip alignment. Various kinds of orthotic insoles/foot supports are available depending upon your needs of your lifestyle and your feet. The most common type of orthotic insole/foot support is the rigid orthopaedic foot support device made for everyday shoes. There are other types of orthotics/foot support for high heeled shoes and soft, more flexible specialised orthotics to support pressure areas like heel spur to relieve foot pain.
Orthotic insoles/foot supports are helpful for many ailments of the foot; however, they are not a complete cure. Orthotic/foot support devices cannot reverse damage already occurred; they can, however, reduce the severity of the symptoms and relieve much of the pain caused by the problems you experience. In some cases, symptoms can be eliminated.