Custom Orthotics

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Orthotics are custom-fit, doctor-prescribed shoe inserts that are used to treat many foot and ankle conditions. They help you stand, walk and run more comfortably. Orthotic insoles are prescribed for people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Children with inherited foot shape abnormalities also benefit from orthotics.

Orthotics are used for many conditions. They can be used to treat ongoing pain, new onset pain, and to help prevent future pain. Orthotics support the foot and control strain to lower extremity structures by maintaining proper alignment. Orthotics are used for everyday walking and standing, for special occasions where formal footwear is necessary and nearly every athletic endeavor.

Custom orthotics can be tailored to fit any shoe, unlike traditional devices that many formal and athletic shoes can’t accomodate. Not all inserts and orthotics are the same. The off-the-shelf inserts that can be purchased at most drug stores may be helpful, but they aren’t fabricated to fit your foot or tailored to your condition. The benefit of custom-fit orthotics is that they are created by a doctor to treat the problems that have been diagnosed by that doctor.

After your podiatrist recommends custom-fit orthotics, your feet will be scanned in our office using the most up-to-date technology. An infrared scanner takes a 3-D image of your feet. The image includes the size and width of your foot as well as any abnormalities you may have, like a flat arch or a bunion. These images are then used by our doctors to create your custom-fit orthotics.

How do you know if you need custom-fit orthotics?

  • You have flat feet or feet with high arches
  • You have pain in your feet after standing for periods of time
  • You not only have pain in your feet, but also in your knees, hips or back
  • You’re an athlete, or you are very active and strive to be physically fit
  • You have foot problems like plantar fasciitis, bunions, etc.

Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center has been helping people walk more comfortably and naturally and move better for years. Our board-certified podiatrists have over 60 years of combined experience treating all kinds of conditions. They can help you, too. So for custom-designed orthotics from a highly skilled, caring podiatrist call Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center today at (919) 850-9111.

Patient Testimonial

“I wear foot orthotics with all of my shoes. I never go barefoot anymore, it’s not good for your feet. I put shoes on as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning and wear them all day, with inserts. I wear inserts in all of my shoes, even my slippers. I love them!”


To schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists, please call our office at (919) 850-9111. We serve patients from Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest, NC as well as Wake County, Johnston County and surrounding areas in and around the Raleigh-Durham Area and the rest of North Carolina. Hablamos Español.