Custom-Made Orthotics vs Over-the-Counter
Custom-Made Foot Orthotics
A custom-made foot orthotic is made specifically for the patient following an assessment of their feet and legs by a footcare expert such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist.
A custom-made foot orthotic is made from a three-dimensional model of the patient’s foot and is fabricated from raw materials. It is designed to meet the patient’s unique and specific needs.
Where the primary goal is to deflect pressure away from ulcers, calluses and other painful pressure points
A device primarily designed to control foot and lower leg biomechanical function
Unlike custom-made foot orthotics, basic over-the-counter devices are mass produced and sold through pharmacies, grocery stores, and other retail stores. More supportive types of over-the-counter devices can be found at pedorthic clinics.