Custom Orthotics are specially-made, medical-grade braces that stabilize and support the foot.
Orthotics aim to control abnormal joint motion, not disrupt muscle strength. The benefits of custom orthotics are numerous and include:
- Providing cushion and support to the feet
- Relieving pressure and preventing foot ulcers
- Improving overall back, knee and ankle health
- Injury prevention by providing a stable surface
- Precise fit to your foot reducing any abnormal joint motion
Custom orthotics are specifically molded to fit your feet and are intended for individual use. Dr. Castelein uses custom orthotics to treat a variety of conditions including hammertoes, bunions, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, high arched foot, flat foot, and tendon pain.
Dr. Bryant Castelein, DPM – Podiatry Specialist
Custom Orthotic Process
Dr. Castelein begins the process by evaluating the need for orthotics. Then, he casts your feet in a fiberglass mold while placing your foot in its neutral position, to best capture the contours of your feet. The casts are then sent to an independent orthotic lab to be manufactured to accommodate your foot structure and pathology. Once we receive the orthotics, they are properly fit and dispensed. Our medical assistants are specifically trained in fitting orthotics and ensure the best fit. We then have you check back with Dr. Castelein in three weeks to discuss how they are working for you. At this time, Dr. Castelein can make any adjustments to the orthotics or treatment plan as needed!
Custom orthotics specifically designed for your feet and condition are able to fit into a variety of shoes and sports equipment including:
- Everyday walking shoes
- Dress shoes
- Ice Skates
- Ski Boots
- Cleats for Soccer, Football and Baseball
- Shoes for Volleyball, Basketball and Pickleball
We can also send in any shoe, boot or skate to ensure perfect fit with the custom orthotic!
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