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Custom Orthotics vs. Over-the-Counter Shoe Inserts

Custom Orthotics

With spring here, folks are beginning to get outside and engage in outdoor activities.  Custom orthotic shoe inserts are a great way to protect your foot health. Unlike over-the-counter (OTC) inserts (also called prefabricated insoles) these are molded to your exact foot shape. In addition to comfort, they can help improve athletic performance and even relieve back, knee, and hip pain.

While over-the-counter shoe inserts can provide some comfort and cushion, custom orthotics are designed to meet each person’s individual needs. To correct biomechanical foot problems and cure long-standing foot issues, clinical research studies have shown that podiatrist-prescribed foot orthotics can decrease foot pain and improve function.

How Custom Orthotics Can Help You!

Don’t let foot pain ruin your outdoor fun. A custom orthotic evaluation by the Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), can help you with this first step to improved foot function and a life free of foot pain. Dr. Scott Nelson, a board-certified podiatrist, is highly experienced and has helped many patients who have suffered from all types of foot and ankle injuries. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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