Let’s start 2017 on the right foot. As a busy professional, it’s easy to get bogged down in your day-to-day responsibilities and forget all the options available to you to reduce pain and eliminate medical complications using custom orthotics.
In this series, we’ll talk about the common and the not-so-common orthotic modifications used to make prescribing easier and more effective.
Arch Reinforcements provide shock absorption by placing material under the arch, on the plantar aspect of the shell. The arch reinforcement can span from medial to the lateral side.
It’s a great way to add support to a plate while not making the device too rigid. Designed for active and semi-active individuals with demanding workloads and people who stand on their feet all day on hard surfaces.
Arch Reinforcement with reduced bulk. If bulk is a concern, the material can be placed on the medial side only, in a half-moon shape. It helps to offer the support while not affecting shoe fit.
Requesting an hourglass skive to the arch reinforcement may allow for a better fit in the shoe.
Our standard arch reinforcement material is Poron®. We recommend DURAform™ or Korex® for heavier patients.
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