Why are custom orthotics better than store bought ones?

An orthotic is an insole that is placed inside your shoe to support and help control the positioning of your foot. Orthotics are an extremely beneficial form of treatment for a variety of foot conditions and injuries.

Why custom is better:

Many stores offer whole aisles worth of orthotics. So, why not just pick one that seems to suit your needs? Store bought orthotics are usually one size fits most. One of these may help for a limited amount of time but the bottom line is that a store bought orthotic is not made for YOU or your foot needs. A true custom orthotic is made from a mold of your specific foot structure and designed to help exactly the way you need it to. A store bought orthotic could possibly do more harm than good if it doesn’t fit well. You could end up with further foot problems and even knee, hip and back problems as well.

Your feet deserve the best treatment available and that is going to be with a custom orthotic. If you still aren’t sure, bring in a store bought one you have been using and we can compare how it works next a custom orthotic. Contact Dr. Danciger to discuss how custom orthotics can help you. Contact our podiatric office at (760) 568-0108.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle