Orthotics: Relief Could Only Be Two Feet Away

Dr. Michael Budincich, D.C.

Orthotics can have a tremendous effect on correcting problems associated with imbalances in the feet and with leg length inequalities. More and more we hear complaints of, "Why do my feet hurt?" Your feet are made of 26 bones connected by a network of ligaments, muscles, and tendons. However the slightest malalignment of foot bones can cause the foot structure to break down, or overpronate.

Overpronation can cause tired flat feet

  1. Weak ankles
  2. Crooked toes
  3. Bunions
  4. Corns
  5. Calluses
  6. Arch strain
  7. Heel pain
  8. Knee pain
  9. Low back pain
  10. Neck pain

Can this pronation be controlled? Yes with prescription orthotics. Prescription orthotics are medically engineered shoe inserts that gently keep foot bones and tissues properly aligned. Prescription orthotics hold the foot in its most neutral position to control overpronation and prevent the foot's structure from breaking down.

Some sport shops and pharmacies sell shoe inserts that are not medically designed and individually made for you. Prescription foot orthotics are custom made for your feet only!

We will thoroughly examine you to understand your special foot problem. We then take an impression, either plaster cast or a foam mold, of your feet. Technicians use your foot impression and your prescription order to custom make a pair of orthotics for you.

Even if your feet do not hurt they may be a factor contributing to your health problems. Spinal-pelvic misalignment could be the culprit. Pain in various parts of your body may be traced directly to your feet.


  1. Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours daily?
  2. Do you participate regularly in any physical sport (basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.)?
  3. Are you age 40 or over?
  4. Have you had a prior injury to your knee, back, or neck?
  5. Do your shoes wear unevenly?
  6. Do you have joint pain while standing, walking or running?
  7. Is one of your legs shorter than the other?
  8. Do you have knock-knees or bowlegs?
  9. Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, etc.)?
  10. Do your feet "toe out" when you're walking?

If you answered "yes" to any of the test questions, you may be a candidate for orthotics. We have successfully fitted hundreds of patients with custom orthotics and have helped correct many problems that were previously unresponsive to care. We have at our disposal many types of orthotics and even custom shoes and sandals that are built with the orthotics already in them.

Talk to your doctor and find out if orthotics can benefit your individual condition.

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