Orthotics are a specialty of medicine that refers to the design, manufacture and application of orthopedic devices that support or correct a function of the limb or torso. Clearway specializes in foot orthotics, which focuses on relieving foot pain, leg pain or discomfort by creating a foot orthotic (FO), known as a customized shoe insert.
Though foot orthotics are most often prescribed to people who are already suffering from foot and leg pain, they can be utilized by anyone to prevent problems from occurring. Some people experience pain in their feet, ankles or lower leg because of an imbalance or deformity. Foot pain may occur as a result of wearing improper shoes or due to occupations that require excessive standing or walking. In addition, people who are active in sports may experience foot pain or leg pain.
For overweight individuals, orthotics will counteract the stress that additional weight puts on the feet, ankles, and legs. Elderly people and people with special needs, like diabetics, also benefit from orthotics, allowing them to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle without foot pain.