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Prescription Custom Orthotics and Shoe Inserts
By American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

What are Prescription Custom Orthotics?  Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories: 


What exactly is an 'Orthotic Insole'?
By Orthotic Shop

An 'orthotic insole' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotic Insoles or shoe insoles re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. 
In addition, orthotic insole give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure of sore spots (e.g. the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, bunions etc) and they provide some shock absorption.
Who needs Orthotic Insoles?


Orthotic Frequently Asked Questions
By Doctors Orthotics, RUNNER'S WORLD 

What are "orthotics"?  How do I know if I need orthotics? READ MORE...


Ask the Doctor: Problems with Orthotics
Question answered by Cathy Fieseler, MD, RUNNER'S WORLD 

Understanding the implications of orthotics. 

The Best Orthotic Insoles on the Market, According to Podiatrists
By Bella Gerard, 

It's a good idea to consider arch support when purchasing a new pair of shoes, but sometimes you need a little extra cushioning, especially if you suffer from foot pain.  READ MORE...