Orthotics Moonee Ponds
Orthotics in Moonee Ponds is a popular treatment for many foot and ankle conditions. It can be hard to choose where to get the best orthotics and podiatrists. Orthotics are made to help control the movement of the foot, provide support for the arch and improve the way you walk or run. They have been around for decades due to their long lifetime and comfort for customers.
Different Orthotic Types
- Off-the-shelf chemist insoles
- Prefabricated orthotics
- Custom orthotics
What Type of Orthotic Is Best?
Custom orthotics are the best type of orthotics available in Moonee Ponds. This is because custom orthotics are made to shape and mould your foot in the most tailored way possible. By doing this the orthotic is able to provide the right support when it is needed during the walking cycle. Orthotics that are made this way can help with heel pain, plantar fascitis and children's conditions. Custom orthotics are also durable and can last up to 5 years before you need to renew. Although custom orthotics can cost anywhere between $600-$900 depending on who you see, their value for money is unparalleled.
Prefabricated orthotics are a good middle-man option. Prefabricated orthotics are hard shell made of a material such as EVA. Because of the hard shell they can provide good support for the foot and ankle to help treat some foot issues. They can cost $100-150, however the trade-off is they only have a lifetime of 1 year, and need to be regularly replaced otherwise they can soften and lose shape.
We do not recommend off-the-shelf insoles that can cost between $30-50. This is because the material is really soft and cannot provide support to the foot and ankle at all. Our podiatrists in Moonee Ponds in fact treat problems caused by these type of insoles instead.
To learn more about foot orthotics check out this article:
What Conditions Can an Orthotic Treat?
Orthotics can treat many conditions of the foot and ankle. This includes:
- Heel pain
- Plantar fascitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Peroneal tendinopathy
- Ankle and running injuries
- Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
- Ankle sprains
- Shin splints
Podiatrists commonly prescribe orthotics for these issues. To learn more about podiatry at Head2toe check out this link:
Author: Mr Yunus Abou-Eid
Podiatrist Moonee Ponds, Head2toe Physiotherapy and Podiatry
Also Servicing: Ascot Vale, Essendon, and Brunswick