Why Custom Orthotics are Perfect for Your Foot Health
Many people are looking for ways to cut costs. No one likes to spend extra money when they don’t have to. Looking just at the initial price tag may not offer the whole picture of the problem, however, and that is often the case for custom orthotics. These prescription insoles may look expensive based on the “sticker price,” so many people worry about getting them. However, they are a more affordable investment than you may realize.
Custom orthotics are not the same thing as the shoe inserts you buy at the pharmacy or in your local convenience store. They are prescription-based inserts that are casted and fabricated to fit your unique feet and individual needs. This allows them to help correct biomechanical issues as they support your lower limbs. Because of everything that goes into creating one—diagnosis, gait analysis, casting, and any other tests—and the materials used to make them, these insoles can be expensive up front.
The initial price tag doesn’t show you how affordable an investment these prescription inserts can be in the long run, however. Orthotics are made from highly durable materials, designed to last extended periods of time, even with heavy wear. When they do start to wear down, they can often be refurbished to extend their life. This means you’re not buying a new pair every few months like you would with over-the-counter insoles, or even every year.
More than that, they are designed for your individual feet and needs. This allows them to have a comfortable, unique fit that provides the cushioning or foot correction you actually need, alleviating pain and preventing some injuries. This can save you time and discomfort down the line by improving your foot function now.
Orthotics can be expensive up front, but they are designed to last and can be repaired and refurbished to be able to keep them for a long time to come. Between that and the corrective foot support they provide, they are an excellent investment in your lower limb health. Let our team at Foot & Ankle Center of Oklahoma help you determine if custom orthotics are right for you. Contact our Oklahoma City office for more information by calling (405) 418-2676. You can also reach us online through our web request forms.
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