Foot orthoses and diabetic shoes
What is a foot orthosis? A foot orthotic is any device that is created to treat a wide array of possible foot-related problems including congenital (at birth) deformity, improper walking/gait and/or partial foot amputations due to trauma or illness. The main goal of a pedorthist (the person trained to diagnose and create a pedorthic device) is to improve function and reduce pain.
Pedorthists are trained in the biomechanics to build custom insoles and accommodative shoes to alleviate pain, improve function, and prevent progression or deformity. Diabetic shoes are custom made to prevent diabetic pressure ulcers and offload high pressure areas.