Making a Custom Orthotic

Are you ready to go eagle spotting? The annual Eagle Watch Weekend is upon us, held at Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina from Jan. 29th-31st. Head out to some “hot spots” and search for an elusive bald eagle. If a solution for your foot pain has been eluding you, head over to Dr. Kevin Powers to see if a pair of custom orthotics can help!

Since every foot is different, the most effective treatment from a weight- and force-redistributing orthotic comes from one that is sculpted especially for that foot. How does that happen, though? It’s about making a good impression, and some teamwork from a reputable lab.

First, we have to perform a full examination of your feet to determine the source of your problems or discomfort, and whether an orthotic device is actually likely to have a positive effect on the condition. Once we confirm a certain type of orthotic for you, we will then make an impression of your foot in a specialized foam. This foam cast impression is then sent to Icon Lab in Florida, along with our prescription for your device. It’s a little bit like a pair of eyeglasses that way.

The whole process takes 2-3 weeks to complete, upon which your custom-made orthotics are sent back to us. The lab is often very reliable, but we will still make sure things fit perfectly before sending you on your way. These devices are durable and should last several years.

If you suffer from persistent heel or arch pain, an orthotic could be just the thing you need. Bloomington podiatrist Dr. Kevin Powers is here to help you find the best solutions for your foot and ankle problems, whatever they may be. Schedule an appointment with us by calling (812) 333-4422 or contact us online.