Whitby Family Footcare Clinic

107-420 Green St. • Whitby, Ontario • L1N 8R1 905.668.8233


Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are prescription medical devices designed to stabilize and control the function of the foot and its alignment with the lower leg. Custom foot orthotics do not correct or change your anatomy.  When custom foot orthotics are combined with the proper footwear they can improve inefficient functions of the feet and lower legs.  The use of custom foot orthotics can reduce or eliminate discomfort and pain in your feet, lower legs, knees, hips and lower back.

Custom foot orthotics are used to treat or prevent injury caused by excessive motion or a lack of motion in the foot and lower leg.  Custom foot orthotics are also prescribed to accommodate a number of uncomfortable overuse foot conditions. These overuse conditions include callus, bone spurs, plantar fasciitis, and soft tissue strain.  Muscles, tendons and ligaments are strained when the foot is out of alignment.

Custon foot orthotics are part of an overall treatment plan. They do not replace the need for muscle stretching or strengthening.  Successful custom foot orthotic therapy depends on the use of poper footwear. Your custom foot orthotic therapy may fail if you continue to wear your older shoes that have adjusted to your problematic alignment.  Your prescription custom foot orthotic device it is tailored to your needs and activities. The goal of a custom foot orthotic is to  allow you to stand, walk or run more efficiently.