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Foot Orthoses

Definition of a Foot Orthosis: A foot orthosis is a device which is worn inside the shoe. It is designed to alter the forces acting on the plantar aspect (sole) of the foot in order to allow more normal foot and lower limb function and to decrease destructive forces on the structural components of the foot, lower limbs, hips and spine during weightbearing activities.

There are many different types of foot orthoses, with a multitude of intended functions. They can be divided into groups.

Custom foot orthoses are foot orthoses which are fabricated using a 3D representation of the foot. This 3D model may be obtained via scan, negative casting or compressible foam impressions. They are specifically constructed for an individual using both weightbearing and nonweightbearing measurements and using the observation of the foot and lower extremity during gait.

Non-custom foot orthoses are foot orthoses which are fabricated in average sizes and shapes in an attempt to match the most prevalent sizes and shapes of feet within the population without utilizing a three dimensional representation of the plantar foot of the individual receiving the orthosis.

Custom foot orthoses can also be further subdivided into three main types:

  • Functional foot orthoses
  • Accommodative foot orthoses
  • Functional/accommodative foot orthoses

Functional foot orthoses are custom foot orthoses which are designed  to alter the function of the joints of the foot and lower extremity during weightbearing activities in order to to decrease destructive forces on the structural components of the foot, lower limbs, hips and spine during weightbearing activities.

Accommodative foot orthoses are custom foot orthoses which are designed with the intent to alter the magnitude of loading patterns of symptomatic or injured plantar structures of the foot during weightbearing activities.An example would be to off load diabetic ulcers.

Functional/accommodative foot orthoses are custom foot orthoses which are designed both with the intent to alter the function of the joints of the foot and lower extremity and to alter the magnitude of the loading patterns of symptomatic or injured plantar structures of the foot during weightbearing activities.