Custom Orthotics

Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Linwood and Mays Landing, NJ

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics align your foot and ankle to relieve pain and improve mobility. At Go Feet in Linwood and Mays Landing, New Jersey, board-certified podiatrist Stuart W. Honick, DPM, PT, prescribes custom orthotics to treat various foot imbalances, including fallen arches (flat feet), bunions, and plantar fasciitis. The practice’s state-of-the-art 3D laser allows Dr. Honick to scan your feet and design orthotics tailored to your needs. Call the nearest Go Feet office today to see if you’re a candidate for custom orthotics, or book your appointment online.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Orthotics are custom heel pads or shoe inserts prescribed by Dr. Honick to treat various conditions affecting the feet. They look similar to the foot supports sold in stores but are designed for your feet. 

Dr. Honick designs custom orthotics at Go Feet with cutting-edge 3D laser scanning technology. That allows for precise measurements, ensuring your orthotics fit perfectly. 

What types of foot conditions do custom orthotics treat?

Dr. Honick prescribes custom orthotics for common foot conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

If you have diabetic neuropathy, custom orthotics can help reduce pressure on your feet, lowering your risk of slow-healing wounds and ulcers. 

Are there different types of custom orthotics?

Go Feet offers two types of custom orthotics:

Rigid orthotics

Rigid orthotics are hard and inflexible. They slip inside closed-toe shoes and provide support for your heel and arch.

Flexible orthotics

Soft, flexible orthotics feature cushion-like, padded materials. They take pressure off sensitive areas, like blisters or diabetic ulcers. Because flexible orthotics are bulkier than rigid ones, you might need to wear them with special shoes. 

What does getting custom orthotics involve?

Getting custom orthotics at Go Feet takes two visits about a week apart. 

During the first visit, Dr. Honick uses a 3D laser scanner to capture precise measurements of both feet. The laser scan provides insights into your foot structure, including arch height, weight distribution, and pressure points.

The scanner generates a 3D digital model of your feet that Dr. Honick uses to design your orthotics. He also accounts for other factors, including your lifestyle and footwear preferences. 

Dr. Honick sends the finalized design to a podiatry lab. Technicians at the lab use your scans to manufacture a pair of custom orthotics from high-quality materials. 

When your orthotics are ready, you return to Go Feet. Dr. Honick checks the fit, makes necessary adjustments, and provides guidance on caring for your custom orthotics. 

How long do custom orthotics last?

Custom orthotics usually last several years, but they might wear down sooner depending on how you walk and your lifestyle. Dr. Honick assesses your orthotics at each checkup and lets you know when to replace them.

Call the nearest Go Feet office today to schedule a custom orthotics consultation, or book your appointment online.