If you're experiencing foot or heel pain and are considering buying orthotics to help relieve that pain, the first thing you should know is an orthotic is a shoe insert that supports the abnormal movement of a foot. Made of different materials and quality, not all orthotics are created equal. Understandably, people spend time and money using the wrong orthotic.
Those experiencing constant foot pain in the arch or heel need a quality orthotic made to support the foot. While it may provide some short term relief, even the most cushioned over-the-counter insole won’t fix the problem long term.
Buyers can find shoe inserts ranging in price from $10-$1000. What makes one device cost more than another? How much should you spend on your arch supports/orthotics? Our on-site Board Certified Orthotist/Pedorthist, Dave Atkins, provides eye opening facts that will help you relieve pain and save money.
We accept walk-in appointments or you can call ahead to schedule an appointment with Dave at 314-961-0110. Hours for walk-in appointments are;
Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm.
Custom Accommodative Orthotics $280
Custom Cork Orthotics $300
Custom Functional Orthotics $350
Can my knees, hips, and back really hurt just because of my feet? Yes! If your feet are not adequately supported, your whole body can be out of alignment. With properly fit shoes and orthotics, your feet will be balanced, your body weight will be more evenly distributed and your whole body will be in better alignment. When your whole body is in better alignment, there is less pressure on your knees, hips, and back.
What common foot problems can be relieved with the correct shoes and orthotics? Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Corns, Metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis, Ankle Sprains, Flat Feet, Neuroma, Nerve Problems, Arch Pain, Heel Pain, Pronation, Top of the Foot Pain, Bunions, Knee Pain, Shin Pain and Toe Pain. Proper custom fitted shoes and orthotics may reduce or even relieve these conditions of shock and imbalance. Since your feet are your foundation, shoes and orthotics are designed to provide stable alignment and improve posture of the entire body.
What is a Certified Pedorthist? A Certified Pedorthist is a healthcare professional specifically trained in comprehensive foot care using therapeutic foot wear and supportive orthotic devices for the foot. A pedorthist helps the patient prevent or reduce painful or disabling conditions of the foot and ankle.
What is a Certified Orthotist? An ABC Certified Orthotist and/or Prosthetist is a health care professional specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive orthotic and/or prosthetic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.
What is an Accommodative Orthotic? Accommodative foot orthoses are used to cushion, pad or relieve pressure from a painful or injured area on the bottom of the foot. They may also be designed to try to control abnormal function of the foot.
What is a Cork Orthotic? Cork is buoyant, elastic, and water resistant, making it a great material for sustainable shoes. Since it has the ability to mold to the shape of your foot, cork is an ideal material for footbeds. Shoes with a cork footbed have the ability to mold around your foot, giving the orthopedic support and comfort you need.
What is a Functional Orthotic? Functional foot orthoses are used to correct abnormal foot function and, in so doing, also correct for abnormal lower extremity function. Some types of functional foot orthoses may also be designed to accommodate painful areas on the bottoms of the foot, just like accommodative foot orthoses.
If you have any questions about the custom orthotics we provide here at Seliga Shoes, please contact us. We are happy to help!
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm CST
Phone: 1 (314) 961-0110
2530 South Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood, MO 63144