Custom Orthotics

Foot and Ankle Specialists located in San Diego, CA

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics can do a world of good for your feet when looking to correct certain issues. At North Park Podiatry in San Diego, California, Trent Brookshier, DPM, and his team have the expertise and experience to create custom orthotics to give your feet the care they need. To book an evaluation, call or use the online scheduling tool today.

Custom Orthotics Q&A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are personalized shoe inserts designed to address various foot-related issues, providing improved comfort and support. These tailor-made insoles or inserts fit perfectly in your shoes. Expert podiatrist Dr. Brookshier prescribes custom orthotics to offer a personalized solution for your specific foot concerns. 

Custom orthotics support the unique contours of your feet, helping correct biomechanical abnormalities and alleviate discomfort.

How are custom orthotics created?

Creating custom orthotics involves a detailed process. The team first performs a thorough examination of your feet, gait, and any existing foot problems. 

You might undergo a physical assessment, have your feet scanned, or provide a mold of your feet. This information is then used to craft your custom orthotics precisely tailored to your individual needs. Materials may include foam, gel, or rigid plastics, depending on the desired level of support.

What foot issues can custom orthotics address?

Custom orthotics can help manage a wide range of foot problems, including:

Plantar fasciitis

Orthotics can provide cushioning and arch support to alleviate the pain caused by this common condition.

Flat feet

Custom orthotics can help realign your feet, reducing strain on ligaments and tendons.

Overpronation or supination

They can correct issues related to the inward rolling or outward rolling of the foot during walking.


Orthotics can provide extra padding and support to reduce pressure and discomfort.


Customized insoles can improve stability and decrease joint pain associated with arthritis.

Orthotics can also redistribute pressure, reducing the risk of ulcer formation if you have diabetic foot problems.

What are the benefits of custom orthotics?

Using custom orthotics can offer several advantages, such as:

  • Pain relief
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Injury prevention (prevents injuries and strain on your feet and legs)
  • Longevity (lasts for several years with proper care)

Custom orthotics can also improve your posture by correcting your gait, which promotes better posture and reduces your risk of developing secondary issues.

Custom orthotics offers a personalized solution for your unique needs. If you're experiencing foot discomfort or have specific foot conditions that require support, call North Park Podiatry today to schedule an evaluation. Booking online is also an option.