Orthotics are medical devices that you wear inside both shoes similar to in-soles to correct biomechanical foot issues. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as arthritis
If we tilt the foundation of the house, then the chimney may fall off. Problems with your feet and the way you walk can cause symptoms from uneven shoe wear, bunions, hammer toes, fallen arches with heel pain, back pain and even neck pain and headaches.
After a consultation and a thorough examination, including standing and gait analysis, Dr. Gates may recommend an orthotic device for your shoes, similar to an in-sole worn in both shoes, made to correct your specific biomechanical foot imbalance.
Molds of your feet are created, standing in a weight-bearing position, The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle.