• Orthotics

  • Orthotics Gilbert, Phoenix

  • What are Orthotics?

    Some people call them “arch supports” but they really aren’t. They are much more. Prescription orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that correct your individual foot problems, such as abnormal or irregular walking patterns. They are made of high-impact materials and designed to fit into most lower heeled tie shoes. They can fit into some higher heeled or slip-on shoes as well.

    While over-the-counter orthotics are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthotics can since they are not custom made to fit an individual's unique foot structure.

    Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes, and materials and fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.

  • Rigid Orthotics

    Rigid orthotic devices are designed to control function and are primarily used for walking or dress shoes. They are often composed of a firm material, such as plastic or carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics are made from a plaster mold of your foot.  Rigid orthotics control motion in the two major foot joints that lie directly below the ankle joint.  Helping  improve or eliminate strains, aches, and pains in the legs, thighs, and lower back.

  • Soft Orthotics

    Soft orthotics are generally used to absorb shock, increase balance, and take pressure off uncomfortable or sore spots. They are effective for diabetic, arthritic, and deformed feet. Soft orthotics are typically made up of a soft, cushioned materials so that they can be worn against the sole of the foot. Extending from the heel, past the ball, including the toes. Like rigid orthotics, soft orthotics are also made from a custom plaster cast mold.

  • Semi-Rigid Orthotics

    Semi-rigid orthotics provide foot balance for walking or participating in sports. The typical semi-rigid orthotic are made with layers of soft material, reinforced with a more rigid materials. Semi-rigid orthotics are often prescribed for children and adolescence to treat flatfoot and in-toeing or out-toeing disorders. These orthotics are also  prescribed and used to help athletes mitigate pain while they train and compete.

  • AACI Foot Leg & Ankle Care is a premier center for foot orthotics. Dr Brown specializes in Custom  Foot Orthotics made from non-wieght bearing molds of your feet. Custom designing these devises for your individual feet help to control function and resolve problems.