Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic
 
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Custom-Made Orthotics in Bloomington-Normal, IL



Foot pain is one of the most common reasons that patients seek podiatric medical attention. It is no wonder; this sophisticated structure of 26 bones and their corresponding joints takes at least a million steps a year. In our country, much of this is done on hard surfaces.
 
Custom made orthotics - Podiatrist in Bloomington-Normal, Pontiac, and Clinton
 
The subject of orthotics is complex but there are some simple principles and examples that should give you an appreciation of their benefit. First of all, orthotics can be scanned or custom molded. The scanned device gives added shock absorption but fails to control excessive motion and breaks down much quicker. They are less expensive but tend to loose their benefit within 2 to 3 months versus custom orthotics that can last up to 2 years. Custom molded orthotics are made specifically for each individual patient's foot. They can be done with plaster molds.
 
Orthotics benefit patients by distributing body weight through a greater surface area and decreasing the shear stress (sliding in the shoe) of the foot in the shoe.
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