Are custom orthotics better than over-the-counter inserts?

Whether orthotics are better for you than shoe inserts you buy at a pharmacy or supermarket depends on what is wrong with your feet. If you are developing calluses, or the fat pads on your feet are thinning out and you need a little extra cushioning, a store-bought insert could be all you need.

However, if you have crooked toes, heel pain, or a faulty gait that is affecting your joints, then you need more help than a generic support from a store can offer. In fact, using the wrong type of support could actually make your problem worse. You need to get a diagnosis from qualified medical professionals like our staff at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center. We can analyze your foot structure, your style of walking, and any other problems that are making your feet hurt, and design a pair of custom orthotics to correct what’s causing the pain.

Give us a call today and set up an appointment.  Reach our offices by calling (303) 423-2520, or use our website to schedule. When you are walking and running free of pain again, you will be glad you did!