Do you suffer from persistent pain in your feet and lower leg? If so, then a foot Orthotics will help, and it is one of the most common solutions in podiatry and orthopaedic care. You have to wonder though – how does it work? Is it the right solution for you?
Experts in podiatry in Sydney provide care for people with just about any kind of foot or lower leg problem. Most people know little about their profession, much less the inserts that they prescribe.
Custom insoles in Australia
Custom insoles come in various types and serve specific functions. Hence, coming up with a general description can be difficult. Many people refer to them as Orthotic shoes which are only partly accurate.
Simply put, an custom insole is a medical appliance inserted into a shoe to influence and regulate the pressure affecting the lower limb while walking or running. It is particularly helpful in reducing the stress that the lower leg would otherwise experience with any weight-bearing movement.
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary further described custom insoles as the following:
“An orthopaedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of the movable parts of the body.”
Cost of Custom Insoles
Now that we have a good idea about how custom insoles work and what it can do, you might be wondering how much it will cost you to get one. Well, that depends on the type of insoles that you are getting.
There are insoles for flat feet that you can buy over the counter (pre-fabricated). These are the cheapest of the bunch and cost around $80 to $150 but may not fit your feet perfectly. You may have to go through several of them to find the one that best suits you.
There are also custom insoles that podiatrists can fabricate to match the features of your foot perfectly. These cost between $350 – $550 on average (health funds typically pay back around $200) they are far more efficient than their pre-fabricated counterparts.
Are you ready to get started with Custom Insoles and would like to see some of the finest foot experts in the country? You can expect no less out of “Modpod Podiatry”! Call us today on 1300 809 874 to arrange a consultation.