Custom Orthotics Sydney
As leading Sydney Podiatrists, we ensure that we provide custom orthotics that support your individual needs and get you back to doing what you love as soon as possible.
If your feet ache constantly, a simple solution could end the pain for good: prescription orthotics.
These shoe inserts are custom-made to fit your unique feet. They can both alleviate your current pain and help you prevent future pain due to genetic predispositions.
At North Sydney Podiatry, we develop custom orthotics that will help to ease your foot pain and make your daily life more manageable.
What Are Custom Orthotics and How Do They Help?
Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that support your feet, realign your hips and legs and make everyday activities like standing, walking and running more comfortable. They are sometimes referred to as orthoses, arch supports, inner soles and shoe inserts.
If you have low arches, orthotics support them so your arches don’t hurt with every step you take. If you have frequent heel and ankle pain, orthotics correct your foot’s motion to minimise pain.
Many people don’t realize that the way they stand and walk is aggravating their foot, leg and back, causing pain. Orthotics adjust how your foot is positioned to minimize and even eliminate this pain. Other benefits of custom orthotic inserts include:
Reducing stress on your feet and legs
Improving foot function and reducing arch problems
Preventing foot, ankle and knee injury
Reducing lower back pain
Who can Benefit From Custom Orthotics?
Overpronation allows the arches to drop causing your ankles to roll inward. Custom orthotics will provide protection, support and motion control.
If you have a very high arch that causes your foot to roll outward, prescription orthotics can help by rebalancing the foot and also offering extra cushioning that will redistribute pressure evenly through the foot.
People with Diabetes
Diabetic patients can suffer nerve damage (neuropathy). Orthotics are a possible treatment for diabetic foot problems. They can spread the load more evenly and minimise potential damage to their feet, such as corns and ulcers.
People who Stand or Walk for Work
Those who stand or walk for many hours at work appreciate the comfort and support that these mechanical aids provide. Regardless of your weight, custom orthotics can reduce the stress on your legs and feet as you stand and walk.
At North Sydney Podiatry, we will assess your condition and discuss your options. In some cases, you may not require orthotics but a different type of podiatric treatment.
Why Custom Orthotics are Better than Over-the-Counter Insoles
You can buy over-the-counter shoe inserts, but they don’t give you as much personalised support as custom prescription orthotics do. If you already know you have a genetic condition that causes foot pain or if you experience frequent, constant foot pain, turn to a capable podiatrist who can help create orthotics that are perfectly tailored to your unique bone structure and foot issues. This will ensure comfortability as well as effectiveness that store-bought insoles cannot provide.
Our Process for Making Custom Orthotics
When you visit the podiatrists at North Sydney Podiatry, we’ll examine your foot and decide on the best course of action to relieve your pain. If you need orthotics, we take a plaster cast impression of your foot in your neutral position. This captures your unique foot shape and your specific faults. We then send the impression to a lab that creates orthotics that work solely for you.
Why Choose North Sydney Podiatry to Create Custom Orthotics?
At North Sydney Podiatry, we’re committed to ensuring you feel great when you walk out our door. Our three team members—Mark Ninio, Catherine Walker and Joyce Groot—can help you with anything from custom orthotics to ingrown toenail surgery to diabetic care and sports injuries. No one knows feet better than us.
We’ve served the Sydney community for over 30 years, so we know what it takes to achieve a pain-free lifestyle. Our podiatrists constantly further their knowledge in the evolving podiatry field, so we are always up-to-date on the most effective treatments.
When you get orthotics from our Sydney clinic, you can rest assured that they will continue to support you for years to come. We take a lot of pride in our work.
If you think you need orthotics or if you simply want to get to the root of whatever’s causing your foot pain, contact our capable team today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Custom Orthotics Take to Make?
Custom orthotics can take between 2 - 3 weeks after we have taken your cast.
How Often to Replace Custom Orthotics?
Most adult custom orthotics should be replaced every 3 - 5 years. Children’s orthotics should be replaced every 2 - 3 years. We recommend having your orthotics checked every 6 months so that we can make adjustments if required.
Are Custom Orthotics Worth the Cost?
Yes - a prescription orthotic device should fit you like a glove and is usually far superior to an over counter device. When you cost it out over constant wear with a typical 5-year replacement, then we believe it's worth it.
Does Private Health Insurance Cover Custom Orthotics?
Most private health Insurances cover the cost of orthotics but this will depend on the level of cover you have. It’s best to check your health insurance policy before making an appointment.