Your feet are like wheels on a car, if they are out of alignment they can lead to wear and tear on other parts of your body.
Orthoses are custom made insoles manufactured especially for YOUR feet and they are designed to decrease abnormal forces in your feet when standing and walking.
Your podiatrist will perform a bio-mechanical assessment, which involves gait analysis, joint range of motion assessment, functional movement testing and muscle testing. This allows the podiatrist to determine the existing alignment and function of your feet in relation to the rest of your body. Poorly aligned feet can cause pain not only in your feet but in your ankles, knees, legs and back. From this assessment orthoses are prescribed.