From plantar fasciitis to shin splints, bunions to metatarsalgia, custom orthotics help correct a number of common foot and lower limb problems to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. Dr. Lagdaan and Dr. Hoffmann can determine which custom orthotic is right for you, based on your condition, history and a thorough examination. At Lincoln Foot and Ankle Center, we perform gait analysis with MetaScan to evaluate the biomechanical issues that are causing foot and ankle pain. Our doctors may also prescribe special cushioning, padding and coverings to address your needs in order to enhance performance, prevent ailments, correct alignment or accommodate you. At Lincoln Foot & Ankle Center, we use a lab called FootMaxx to manufacture our custom orthotics. Take a virtual tour of the high tech lab here!
The foot is the foundation of your body. A strong, stable, and biomechanically efficient foot is paramount for total body health. The alignment or support you receive from your custom made orthotics can help relieve pain or enhance your performance.
Custom-contoured arch support, heel cups, and arch and heel-stabilizing functions are the primary functions of most custom orthotics. Your custom orthotics are unique and different from the internal surfaces of your normal shoe gear. Your custom orthotics can play a key role in keeping you active, comfortable and happy for many years to come.
|Achilles Tendonitis||Plantar Fasciitis|
|Adult Acquired Flatfoot||Pediatric Flatfoot|
|Pes Cavus (High arch)||Hallux Limitus|
|Sesamoiditis||Lateral Ankle Instability|
|Limb Length Discrepancy||Intoeing Gait|
Many insurance plans will cover all or a portion of the cost of custom molded orthoses. The staff and Lincoln Foot & Ankle Center can call your insurance carrier on your behalf to find out what your plan covers.
Yes. Your doctor may have a specific break-in process based on your condition. Typically, it will take 10 days for a patient to become accustomed to new orthotics. Be sure that your orthotics fit flat and level in your shoes.
|Day 1: Wear no longer than 1 hour|
|Day 2: Wear no longer than 2 hours|
|Day 3: Do Not Wear Orthotics, Take a Break|
|Day 4: Wear no longer than 3 hours|
|Day 5: Wear no longer than 5 hours|
|Day 6: Do Not Wear Orthotics, Take a Break|
|Day 7: Wear no longer than 7 hours|
|Day 8: Wear no longer than 9 hours|
|Day 9: Do Not Wear Orthotics, Take a Break|
|Day 10: Wear up to 10 hours|
The custom orthotic can last 5 to 10 years. The topcover for the orthotic typically requires refurbishing after 1 to 2 years.
Custom orthotics take 2 to 4 weeks to be manufactured and shipped back to Lincoln Foot & Ankle Center.