Health Tip: Understanding Orthotic Inserts
(HealthDay News) -- Custom orthotics are specially made devices designed to support and comfort the feet, ankles and legs.
Orthotics are made typically after a podiatrist has conducted a complete physical evaluation of these areas, the American Podiatric Medical Association says.
If you are considering orthotics, the association suggests these things to keep in mind:
Consider your health. If you have diabetes or other problems with circulation, an insert may not be the best solution. Consult your doctor for the best approach.
Select a product that's suited for your planned activities.
When fitted for orthotics, be sure to bring the shoes you intend to wear.
Once the orthotics are produced, try them on and walk around a bit to see how they feel.