Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics Louisville KY

Custom Molded Orthotics from Expert Podiatrists Louisville, KY

During activity, your arch goes up and down to absorb shock. As we age the arch, due to genetics, as well as wear-and-tear begins to collapse. With the collapse of the arch over time, or due to increased activity or demands, pain and disability can occur. Custom-made shoe inserts, called Orthotics, are prescribed by your Podiatrist in Louisville, KY at New Horizons Foot and Ankle Associates as a treatment method to relieve foot or ankle pain and to restore normal foot function and alignment.

Custom Molded Orthotics

Orthotics are similar to braces for teeth, in that they provide stabilization and realignment to relieve the pain, strain, and discomfort that comes along due to activity or age. They are designed to your feet in order restore proper function and alignment of the foot, as well as to make it more biomechanically efficient. Even people experiencing minimal foot discomfort without a significant foot deformity can find relief in custom orthotics.

Orthotics are custom made to your foot size and type. They are molded to exactly the contours of your foot for a perfect fit and feel. As a result, they are comfortable and with modern materials that are more durable, they are easy to care for. Your Podiatrist in Louisville, KY at New Horizons Foot and Ankle Associates will utilize various methods such as slipper-casting, molding, or state-of-the-art 3D scanning to capture every aspect of your feet for the perfect orthotic fit!

Accommodating Orthotics
There are several types of orthotics, and accommodating orthotics are among the most traditional. These orthotics use padding to protect and support the foot to accommodate or offload a specific area of your foot to relieve pressure.

Functional Orthotics
Another type of orthotic is a functional orthotic. Functional orthotics use biomechanical applications and posting to influence the motion of the foot and alter the forces acting on the foot to make the foot work better and pain free.

Functional-Hybrid Orthotics
There are many foot types and there is a "sweet spot" where you need the benefits of both accommodation and function. When a blend of both accommodating and functional orthotics is necessary, your Podiatrists in Louisville, KY will turn to functional-hybrid orthotics. Functional -hybrid orthotics have the best of both types of orthotics built-in:  An accommodating and shock absorbing top cover with a stabilizing shell that provides correction. Functional-hybrid orthotics can be prescribed for specific reasons, such as standing for prolonged periods at work (for example nurses, doctors, receptionists, store clerks etc.), or playing sports. A biomechanical evaluation must be performed by your podiatrist to determine which type of orthotic can help your foot condition best. Your podiatrist’s clinical evaluation will help determine the best type of orthotic for your particular needs and the types of shoes you normally wear.

After evaluation by our Podiatrist in Louisville KY at New Horizons Foot and Ankle Associates, the most effective type of orthotic for your condition will be determined and prescribed.

Orthotics & Insurance

Most insurance companies cover the cost of orthotics to some extent. Our team at New Horizons Foot and Ankle Associates will obtain insurance authorization and help with claims and processing for you.

Upon receiving your orthotics, our Podiatrists in Louisville KY will provide necessary fitting and wearing instructions at a scheduled  appointment. A few months into wearing your new corrective, accommodative, and functional orthotics, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate your treatment progress. Should you require any adjustments, your doctor can provide them for you many times in the office while you wait, or for more complex issues we will send them out for detailed correction and promptly get them back to you.


Our Locations

Hours of Operation

Evening Appointments and House Calls Available By Request

Medical Arts Building Location

Monday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

By Appointment Only

Sunday

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Downtown Location

Monday

By Appointment Only

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

By Appointment Only

Saturday

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Sunday

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Medical Arts Building Location

Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By Appointment Only
Sunday
Closed

Downtown Location

Monday
By Appointment Only
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
By Appointment Only
Thursday
Closed
Friday
By Appointment Only
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed