Cincinnati Foot & Ankle Care has Custom Orthotics and PedAlign®
When your feet hurt, even the simplest task can be agonizing. People often look for quick and inexpensive relief, particularly to over-the-counter insoles or arch supports. But what these over-the-counter products lack is a proper medical evaluation.
Wearing the wrong type of shoe insert can be detrimental to feet, especially for people with diabetes or arthritis. You should also be wary of products with lofty claims or promises of comfort based solely on size.
Only a licensed health care professional can diagnose and prescribe medical treatments, including orthotics. The podiatrists at Cincinnati Foot & Ankle Care provide comprehensive care by examining, diagnosing, and treating all kinds of foot pain.
Based on your diagnosis, we often prescribe orthotics as a conservative treatment approach for many foot problems. These orthotic devices prescribed by one of our podiatrists are not just custom-made for your feet, but also engineered to treat your specific diagnosis.
Although prescription orthotic devices can be expensive, they may be covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company to find out how much of the cost will be picked up by your plan. Over-the-counter or "custom-fit" shoe inserts from retail stores are rarely covered by insurance.
Our podiatrists are trained in various techniques for fabricating custom orthotics from plaster casting/molding to digital casting.
The PedAlign™ Technology
PedAlign® Digital Casting System
The board-certified podiatrists at Cincinnati Foot & Ankle offer PedAlign™ digital casting technology for production of your custom orthotics. It is no exaggeration to call PedAlign's state-of-the-art image scanning "rocket science."
PedAlign's image analysis technology was originally developed by NASA and the artificial intelligence lab at MIT. Our PedAlign optical infrared scanner captures and digitizes images of your feet in a split second. Your digital footprint and prescription are then transmitted to PedAlign for evaluation and production of high-quality custom orthotics.
The PedAlign system allows our podiatrists to fit your specific needs while maintaining excellent biomechanical control. PedAlign even offers a fashion model suitable for wearing with high fashion designer shoes.