What to Expect with Orthotics

We often receive questions about orthotics. Who needs them? How long will I wear them? How much do they cost?

Orthotics correct a range of foot problems. If your physician or physical therapist diagnosed you with any of the below, orthotics might be part of the solution:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuroma
  • Bunions
  • Post Surgical Conditions

What to Expect with an Orthotics Fitting

Orthotics are custom molded to fit the contours of your foot. They provide a new base or floor for your footsteps. The Therapy Network offers a range of options. Your therapist will thoroughly discuss the options to fit your specific needs.

The cost of orthotics depends on the type purchased. How much do orthotics cost, and will my health insurance cover the cost? We will provide documentation to your insurance carrier, but insurance companies often do not cover the cost.

  • Accommodative Orthotics range from $40-$60 per pair and last from 8 months to a year.
  • Lab Orthotics range from $80 to $120 per pair and can last a lifetime.

Remember, you do not need to purchase a separate orthotic device for each pair of shoes in your closet. Orthotics are quickly moved to a different pair of shoes.

How long will I wear orthotics?

Depending on the cause of your foot pain, you may wear orthotics for months to a lifetime. Your TTN physical therapist will discuss the plan that fits your needs.

At first, you will gradually adjust to wearing your custom orthotics by wearing them a few hours a day. Over weeks, you will gradually increase the hours until you feel comfortable wearing them all day.

Appointments Are Available Today at The Therapy Network

If you have been diagnosed with a foot or balance condition, need a running or gait analysis, or need to be fitted for new orthotics, appointments are available today.

It is time to get you back on your feet and mobile. The Therapy Network has six locations in the Tidewater region of Virginia. If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, Virginia, there is an office near your neighborhood. Contact us today.