Custom Orthopedic Shoes.
Extra depth also allows extra room for any needed custom orthotics or shoe inserts. 1/4-inch is considered extra-depth and 1/2-inch of added depth is considered extra-extra depth or super depth.
Extra Depth Shoes.
To summarize, the overall function of an orthopedic custom shoe is to provide accommodation of the various dimensions of the foot, be they are severely narrow, severely wide, or a complex combination of circumstances that produce challenges to a good fit and comfortable function from ready - made shoes. Custom shoes are useful in addressing structural deformities that cause pain or gait anomalies like leg length discrepancies and painful joint motion. Providing a structured, custom innersole provides the intimate full contact for healthy alignment of the foot throughout gait.
Shoes with extra depth are deeper than standard shoes. Because of this added depth, your foot goes in deeper than it would in a standard shoe. This gives you more room in the shoe and adequate room for a custom orthotic or diabetic insole. If you've ever taken off your shoes and noticed a red mark where they were squeezed, you could benefit from wearing shoe's with added depth. This red mark could cause a lot of damage for somebody with diabetic feet.
Candidates For Custom Orthopedic Shoes.
Because of their expense, custom shoes for orthopedic purposes are a resource for truly enhanced comfort and structural support, and a prioritized option for others. Our skilled pedorthist can help you consider functional, off - the - shelf shoes or orthopedic modifications to shoes prior to considering custom shoes.
Among Other Conditions, the Following are Foot Ailments Routinely Addressed with Custom Shoes:
Achilles Tendonitis or Tendonosis Amputations
Cerebral Palsy and other disease states producing foot deformity, gait anomaly, and pain.
Diabetes related risk factors to the feet
Fixed equinus deformity
Hyper Pronation (Pes Planus)
Hyper Supination (Pes Cavus)
Leg length discrepancy
Mismated feet; whereby one foot is sized differently than the other foot.
Multiple Sclerosis and other disease states producing foot deformity, gait anomaly, and pain.
It is always preferable to work with a medical prescription and detailed diagnosis from a qualified clinician like a physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist to best inform the design and purpose of your custom shoes. If you are considering custom foot orthotics, please note that it is possible to combine a custom orthotic with custom shoes, in most cases.