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Custom orthotics and supportive footwear designed by a professional podiatrist to alleviate foot pain, improve foot function, and correct issues like plantar fasciitis and arch pain.


April 1, 2024

Modern Foot & Ankle offers tailored orthotic and footwear solutions for patients experiencing foot pain, discomfort, or biomechanical imbalances. Custom orthotics and footwear can enhance comfort, support, and alignment, ultimately improving foot function and overall quality of life. This guide will help you understand the benefits of custom orthotics and footwear, and how our expert team of podiatrists can provide personalized care to address your specific needs.

What are Orthotic Inserts?

Orthotic Inserts

Orthotic inserts are shoe insoles that are designed to provide extra comfort and arch support and alleviate foot or heel pain. They are also meant to encourage alignment and proper foot movement, differentiating them from the memory foam inserts you might see at a grocery or department store.

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Understanding Custom Orthotics and Footwear

Custom orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts that correct and optimize foot function, while providing additional support and cushioning. Custom footwear, on the other hand, is specifically designed to accommodate unique foot shapes and biomechanical needs. Both custom orthotics and footwear can significantly improve comfort and function for individuals experiencing foot pain or biomechanical imbalances.

Benefits of Custom Orthotics and Footwear include:

  • Enhanced support for foot arches and alignment
  • Improved shock absorption and cushioning
  • Reduced foot pain and discomfort
  • Prevention of foot-related complications
  • Greater comfort during daily activities and sports

Conditions that May Benefit from Custom Orthotics and Footwear

Various foot and ankle conditions can be effectively managed or improved with custom orthotics and footwear, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet or fallen arches
  • High arches
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Diabetic foot complications
  • Overpronation or supination
  • Arthritis
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Custom Molded Orthotics

Custom Molded Orthotics

Orthotics are oftentimes specifically customized for each patient’s particular needs and can be prescribed and even designed by a physician. From thinner dress orthotics to athletic tennis shoe orthotics, each of these customized inserts is constructed for durability with the appropriate flexibility.

Moore Foot and Ankle Specialists’ custom prescription orthotics from the orthopedic lab are constructed from a plaster cast taken of the patient in the office. The insert will last a lifetime and can be molded to any type of foot cushions and for any type of shoe.

Dress Orthotics


Since “one size fits all” isn’t the case with orthotic inserts, specialized inserts exist for dress shoes and high heels. These orthotics have a slimmer design and come in narrower cuts to fit stylish, professional dress shoes, while still maintaining the functionality and support of a “normal” orthotic insert.

Sport Orthotics


From hockey skates to old-school cleats, our polypropylene thermo molded insert material will give and flex while providing quality support during any sport. They are also designed using non-absorbable material and non-skid bottoms to wick away moisture and allow for easy cleaning after a game.

Work Orthotics


No matter your occupation, our work orthotics can provide the highest quality support for your feet and ankles. Oftentimes specialized shoes for construction workers, landscapers, or even first responders don’t provide the correct support for the job. Our comfortable, supportive work orthotics will allow you to shift your focus from your feet to your career.

Plaster-Casted Molds Produce Exact, Prescription Support.

This is a video that shows the plaster casting technique for the construction of custom-molded orthotic arch supports. Over the years, the plaster molding technique has given the most consistent and precise custom orthotic devices for Moore Foot and Ankle Specialists’ patients.

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Insurance Coverage for Custom Molded Orthotics

Understanding the nuances of insurance coverage for custom molded orthotics can be quite complex, as policies vary greatly between providers. Generally, insurance companies may cover custom orthotics if deemed medically necessary and prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional.

To navigate these waters, it's advisable to consult directly with your insurance provider or check the plans we accept on our Insurance Page.

Why Choose Us

In the quest to find relief from foot pain, heel pain, and conditions like plantar fasciitis, selecting the right provider for your custom orthotics is not just important—it's essential. At Modern Foot Ankle, we're not just another foot care clinic; we're your partners in achieving optimal foot health and comfort. Here's why our clinic is your best choice for custom orthotic solutions:

Unmatched Expertise and Experience

Our clinic is home to a team of foot specialist who bring together decades of experience and the highest level of training in podiatric health. We're dedicated to delivering care that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Our experts are adept at diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot conditions with precision and empathy.

Tailored Orthotic Solutions for You

We understand that each foot is unique, which is why we specialize in creating custom-molded orthotics designed specifically for your individual needs. By focusing on personalized solutions, we ensure that every pair of orthotics we provide offers the perfect balance of comfort, arch support, and functionality, tailored precisely to your foot's contours and your lifestyle.

Cutting-edge Technology in Foot Care

Leveraging the latest in advanced technology, our clinic guarantees precise measurements and the creation of effective custom orthotics. This technology enables us to provide solutions that excel at controlling foot function and alleviating discomfort, setting a new standard in personalized foot care.

A Holistic Approach to Foot Health

Our services go beyond merely providing custom orthotic inserts. We offer a comprehensive suite of foot care services designed to address every aspect of foot health. Whether you're dealing with foot fatigue, flat feet, or any other foot-related concerns, we have the expertise and resources to help.

Navigating Insurance with Ease

Understanding and utilizing your insurance benefits can be a daunting task. Our clinic offers insurance assistance, guiding you through the coverage landscape to ensure you maximize your benefits while minimizing out-of-pocket costs. Let us handle the complexities of insurance, so you can focus on your health.

Dedicated to Patient Education

We believe informed patients make healthier choices. That's why patient education is at the heart of our practice. We're committed to ensuring you fully understand your condition and the treatment options available, empowering you to take an active role in your foot health journey.

Committed to Ongoing Support and Care

We see our relationship with you as a long-term partnership. Our follow-up care is designed to adjust orthotic insole, address any issues that arise, and adapt to your changing needs over time. We're here for you at every step, ensuring your continued comfort and mobility.

Experience the difference at Modern Foot Ankle. Visit our services page to learn more about how we can support your journey to better foot health. Join the countless satisfied patients who have found relief and comfort with our custom orthotics solutions—your feet will thank you.

In Summary

  1. Custom molded orthotics are important for providing relief from foot pain, heel pain, and plantar fasciitis, while also offering enhanced arch support and control foot function.
  2. Custom orthotics are not just about alleviating discomfort; they are about enhancing the quality of life, preventing further foot issues, and ensuring mobility and comfort. The discussion included insurance coverage aspects, showcasing the importance of understanding your policy to access these vital services.
  3. Whether you're dealing with foot fatigue, seeking relief from uncomfortable or sore spots, or need support for flat feet, custom foot orthotics offer a tailored solution to meet your needs.
  4. Embrace the path to improved foot health and mobility with custom orthotic inserts designed to absorb shock and provide unparalleled comfort and support.

The information on our website is intended for general informational and educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. For any health-related concerns, we strongly recommend consulting with a healthcare professional. Please note that any reliance on the information found on our site is solely at your own risk. For more details, please see our Medical Disclaimer.


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What do custom orthotics cost?

Custom molded orthotics cost ranges are from $250 to $1000 depending upon the materials and warranty.

Does insurance cover custom orthotics?

Insurance coverage for custom orthotics depends on your policy and the reason for the orthotics. Many insurance plans do cover them, especially if prescribed by a healthcare provider for a medical condition. It's advisable to check with your insurance to determine eligibility and coverage extent.

Should I wear orthotics all the time?

You should wear orthotics during any weight-bearing activity. Some orthotics will not fit in certain shoes, and some normal shoes have inherent arch support that works well.

Do you need bigger shoes for orthotics?

For certain orthotics, bigger shoes are required due to their construction (wider, heel posting, extra padding, or forefoot extensions). Some of the newer and thinner orthotic materials do not need bigger shoes or modifications.

What happens if I stop wearing my orthotics?

Depending on the foot, ankle, knee, hip, or low back problem, the issues can return if you stop wearing your orthotics. Bare feet, flat shoes, sandals or other unsupported shoe gear are unavoidable in certain circumstances, but consistent use of orthotics should prevent symptoms from returning.

What are the best shoes for custom orthotics?

Most orthotic labs recommend a firmer shoe and more ankle support so the custom orthotic or custom insoles does not move inside of the shoe during activities. Another good shoe choice are the “anti-pronation,” heel-stabilization, or inner sole reinforced athletic varieties that prevent the orthotic from compressing inward during activities.

How long do custom foot orthotics last?

Custom foot orthotics can last as little as a few weeks and as long as a lifetime. The longevity of the custom foot orthotics depends upon the materials used and the orthotic design. The more soft, compressible, and additional layers of the material, the shorter the lifespan of the orthotic. Flexible thermo-molded materials like polypropylene can last for years, especially without additional layers and adding forefoot extensions.

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Wound Care

Our team can provide comprehensive wound care services, including debridement, dressing changes, and offloading techniques to help promote healing.

Diabetic Foot Care

Our podiatrists specialize in caring for diabetic feet, providing routine foot care, wound care, and education to help prevent complications.

Hammertoe Straightening

Our podiatrists can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with hammertoes, using both conservative and surgical methods.

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