Are Custom Orthotics Worth It??

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Are custom orthotics worth it?”  Our answer is an enthusiastic yes! 

 

Do Custom Orthotics Help?

If you are one of the millions of people who experiences foot pain or referred pain in your knees, hips, and back, orthotics may be for you. Orthotics can help correct your gait, align your body, stabilize your foot, correctly position your foot strike, and absorb shocks. They can help treat existing problems like foot or knee pain while walking and help prevent future problems like plantar fasciitis or fallen arches. The money you spend on custom orthotics is an investment but it will be repaid by lack of pain and the added peace of mind of not having to treat problems later. So, do custom orthotics help? Yes. But are custom made orthotics worth it? Read on.

 

Traditional Custom Orthotics Can Be Cost-Prohibitive

We are aware that traditional custom orthotics can be prohibitively expensive for many people. Only sometimes covered by insurance, and even then, people have deductibles and out-of-pocket maxes to consider before getting their full benefits, custom orthotics can cost a lot of money. So do custom orthotics really work? It is certain. But there is also no doubt that orthotics are expensive. Additionally, they require a prescription, which means multiple doctor’s visits, costing the patient additional money as well as time. This leads to a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering “Are custom orthotics worth it?”

Are Over-the-Counter Insoles a Good Solution?

To remedy this issue, people often opt for over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics. These orthotics are basic inserts designed to provide some extra cushioning within the shoe and possibly correct minor foot problems. Drugstores often offer machines or testing to try to fit you with the best OTC orthotic fit for your foot. While OTC orthotics may work for some, they tend to worsen the problem for many since the orthotics are not custom fit or designed for their specific diagnosis.

 

A Custom Orthotics Solution

Happily, the vast majority of patients who use custom orthotics recover from injuries and are able to stay active. That is because custom orthotics can correct your specific foot issue. Whether you are suffering from sore feet, referred pain in your knees, hips, or back, or even diabetes-related foot problems, custom orthotics can be specifically designed to help you with your foot issues.

 

Arcus Orthotics Offers the Best of Both Worlds

What if we told you that Arcus Custom Orthotics can offer you all of the benefits of custom orthotics but at a fraction of what custom orthotics normally cost? Because that is exactly what we do. We know just how beneficial and worthwhile custom orthotics can be and we see no reason that people should be priced out of those benefits, so we have created a solution where people can get all of the benefits of custom orthotics without spending tons of money to get them.

As you can tell, we are firm believers that custom orthotics are worth every penny you spend on them. We just do not think you have to spend all of those pennies to get high-quality custom orthotics. We are offering a custom orthotic solution that we believe is accessible, so that you can get all of the benefits at substantial savings. So, do custom orthotics help? Yes! Do custom orthotics really work? Yes! So, are custom orthotics worth it all around? A resounding yes!

Dr. Adam Kaplan is the owner and CEO of Arcus Orthotics. A podiatrist with a private practice in Fanwood, New Jersey, Adam specializes in general podiatry, foot and ankle surgery, and wound healing. A longtime proponent of health and fitness, he believes in the importance of educating his patients throughout their wellness journeys.

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