Comfort Shoe Specialists makes some of the best custom foot orthotics in St. Louis area. Our approach to orthotics takes into account the whole foot, not just the different arches of the foot. We have a Certified Orthotic Technician in house, so we don’t have to send our orthotics to a lab, or other outside service. Custom foot orthotics usually take about two weeks from cast to finish, sometimes less.
The price range for custom orthotics is generally from $295 to $435 depending on the type of orthotic and what accommodations need to be made.
This type of orthotic lasts anywhere from five to ten years. General maintenance includes removing them from the shoe each night and keeping them clean from excess grime. Replacing the top covers from time to time may be necessary, depending on how often you wear them and how hard you are on them.
Trilaminate orthotics generally last one to two years. They are made of three layers of materials; Puff, Poron, with cork used on the bottom for posting. Trilaminates are generally used when patients have foot deformities, heavy callusing or severe pain in the ball of the foot.
Plastazote orthotics, sometimes referred to as soft tissue supplementation, come in two densities. They are direct mold orthoses made of the softest density for cushion on top with the firmer density on the bottom for support.
What to expect
Give all new products a chance to work. Most people report a 70% relief of their symptoms within the first 4 to 6 weeks of wearing their foot care products. However, it may take as long as you have had your symptoms to experience full relief. That’s why it’s important to get help as soon as foot problems develop.
We give you the casts of your feet. They are worth $50 toward another pair of semi-rigid or trilaminate orthoses. Plastazote orthotics are made directly to you feet, so there are no casts.
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