Custom cast orthotics can be constructed specially to correct your foot mechanics. Orthotic can relieve arch and heel pain while properly aligning your body from the feet up.
How do you make orthotics?
Foam impressions are done by the chiropractor, and then sent to an orthotics lab to produce the custom orthotic.
Why are orthotic so expensive?
Orthotics are custom made for your feet and any problems that you have. The foam impression is analysed by a computer technician and made accordingly. The materials that are used for the orthotics are strong and durable and can last up 4 years.
Will orthotics help my lower back pain?
Yes, orthotics can help. If your arches have dropped, or the biomechanics of your feet are altered, it can cause a change in how you walk, and put pressure on your ankles, knees and hips resulting in lower back pain.
How long will a pair last?
It depends on how often you wear your orthotics. They should be worn everyday, however if you have multiple pairs, they can last anywhere from 2-5 years.
Why should I wear orthotics?
People should wear orthotic for various reasons including: flat feet, fallen arches, heel spurs plantar fasciitis, pronation (over rotation of the foot inwards) and supination (walking on the outside of the foot).
Will MSP cover orthotics?
No. Extended health care benefits may cover the cost of the orthotics. Each insurance company terms are different.
What should I ask my insurance company regarding orthotic coverage?
- Are you covered for custom foot orthotics?
- What percentage of the cost will they cover?
- How many pairs are you allowed per calendar year? (or is it every 2 years?)
- Can a Doctor of Chiropractics refer for orthotics?