Are custom orthotics better than ordinary insoles?

If you need cushioning for a favorite pair of heels you wear occasionally, you could just get a gel metatarsal pad or thin foam insole to make them a bit more comfortable. However, if you have been diagnosed with flat feet or struggle with overpronation issues like bunions, calluses, and plantar fasciitis, you may benefit from custom orthotics.

Sierra Foot & Ankle offers orthotics lab services at both our Gardnerville and our Carson City, NV locations. Dr. Melhuish has many years of experience in diagnosing foot issues, making detailed molds of feet, crafting a pair of supports specifically designed to address particular biomechanical issues, and following up to make sure the orthotics do what they are designed for.

Your job is to break them in properly, wear them consistently, and enjoy your new life without foot pain! Generic insoles may provide occasional cushioning, and heel cups can help treat your child’s tendonitis or Sever’s disease symptoms temporarily, and that is fine. An orthotic, however, can be a long-term solution that brings comfort and relief for many years.

Call (775) 783-8037 or our toll-free number (888) 608-8406 and set up an appointment at Sierra Foot & Ankle to discuss whether custom orthotics might help you.