Unfortunately, many children, youth and adults are genetically endowed with maladaptive foot structures, such as flat feet or high arches, that often result in painful conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, osteoarthritis, etc. At any point in life, these types of feet and the associated pain can become problematic and affect one's work, play and quality of life. Fortunately, custom orthotics are both the proven and prescribed treatment that provides proper arch support to alleviate certain types of foot, ankle, knee and back pain.
Both adequate footwear & proper arch support are pivotal to walking through life pain-free. And while supportive shoes are indeed an essential element for your feet, they come stock with insoles that frequently fall short of the adequate support needed for healthy biomechanics.
This also applies to off-the-shelf insoles like "Dr. Scholl's", which claim to be "custom" or "custom fit" but are not, as they are not custom-made to fit your unique biomechanical needs. Moreover, some patients have reported that such devices prolonged or even worsened their foot pain over time. Needless to say, this is counterproductive to caring for your feet & legs!
For these reasons and many more, our patients, including children, athletes and those whose jobs or lifestyles involve standing for prolonged periods of time, often need to look for additional & actual lab-designed support like the custom orthotics provided by our Certified Pedorthists at Valley Proactive Orthotics®. Please see our wide range of pedorthic services and list of treatable conditions below.
Conducting a gait analysis (looking at how you walk or run)
Testing for range of motion, strength and function of your feet and lower limbs
Educating you on your foot or lower limb condition plus the recommended treatment plan
Providing custom-made orthotics to optimize treatment
Modifying custom-made orthotics to optimize treatment
Fitting and adustments for orthopaedic footwear
Recommending assistive devices and appointments with other healthcare professionals for further treatment
Heel, arch or forefoot pain
Calluses and corns
Bunions and bunionettes
Knee, hip and back pain
Claw toes or hammer toes
Leg length discrepancies
Over pronation or under pronation
Achilles tendon (back of the heel) pain
Rigid big toe that is painful
Pain on the top of the foot
Muscle weakness in the feet or legs
Foot drop due to herniated disc and sciatic nerve injury
Muscle pain and cramps in the front, side or calf areas
Police Officers, Firefighters, & First Responders
Nurses & Caregivers
Border Security Agency Officers
Your first visit to Valley Proactive Orthotics® for custom orthotics will entail a comprehensive exam that includes a full medical history, biomechanical assessment & gait analysis, footwear evaluation and, if necessary, a foot casting using either a Precision 3D Digital Scan or the Plaster of Paris Technique.
We will also review whether custom orthotics are the right fit for you. Like eyeglasses, not everyone needs them, so it is important that you see a specialist who is trained & experienced in foot anatomy, lower limb biomechanics, footwear & orthotic fabrication.
You can trust our Certified Pedorthists who will provide you with industry-leading products paired with fast, friendly & quality care.