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Apr 05, 2024

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics can play a big role in preventing injury. By scheduling with our Foot and Ankle Specialist, Dr. Scott Hanauer, you can get a free pair of over-the-counter orthotics, and order your personalized pair of orthotic inserts.

Custom orthotics, also known as orthotic insoles or orthoses, are medical devices designed to support, align, correct, or improve the function of the foot. We offer custom orthotics to anyone who requests them at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics. Dr. Scott Hanauer, Foot and Ankle Specialist, can take a 3D scan of your foot to create the best orthotic that fits your individual foot type. Custom orthotics are made from a mold or impression of your foot, ensuring a personalized fit to address specific foot conditions or biomechanical issues.

These orthotics can be made from a variety of materials including foam, plastic, carbon fiber, or leather, depending on the patient's needs and the intended purpose of the orthotic. They can be designed to provide cushioning, arch support, shock absorption, stability, or to correct foot deformities such as flat feet, high arches, or pronation (rolling inward) or supination (rolling outward) of the foot.

Custom orthotics are often used to treat various foot conditions including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bunions, metatarsalgia, shin splints, and other foot or lower limb problems. They can help alleviate pain, improve gait mechanics, and prevent further injury by providing proper support and alignment to the feet and lower limbs.


Are orthotics covered by your insurance?

It depends! A lot of insurances cover the entire cost of custom orthotics. Prior to your appointment we can check your insurance to make sure you are covered. If your insurance does not cover orthotics, you also have the ability to purchase them on your own. 


What is the main difference between regular insoles and custom orthotics?

The main difference between regular shoe soles and custom orthotics lies in their purpose and customization:


  • Regular shoe soles are primarily designed for general cushioning, protection, and traction. They are mass-produced and come in standard sizes to fit a wide range of feet.
  • Custom orthotics, on the other hand, are specifically tailored to address individual foot issues or biomechanical abnormalities. They are prescribed by healthcare professionals to provide targeted support, alignment, and correction for various foot conditions or gait abnormalities.


  • Regular shoe soles are not customized to fit the unique shape, arch, or mechanics of an individual's foot. They are made to fit a range of foot shapes and sizes.
  • Custom orthotics are personalized to the contours of the patient's foot. They are typically made from molds or impressions of the foot, ensuring a precise fit and addressing specific foot issues such as flat feet, high arches, overpronation, or supination.

Support and Correction:

  • Regular shoe soles may provide some basic support and cushioning but are not specifically designed to address biomechanical issues or foot conditions.
  • Custom orthotics are engineered to provide targeted support and correction based on the patient's specific needs. They can help align the foot and ankle properly, redistribute pressure, correct gait abnormalities, and alleviate pain associated with various foot conditions.

While regular shoe soles serve a general purpose of cushioning and protection, custom orthotics are specialized medical devices tailored to address individual foot issues, providing personalized support, alignment, and correction for better foot health and function.


Who can benefit from custom orthotics?

Everyone can benefit! Having soles in your shoes is important to prevent yourself from injuries like plantar fasciitis. You wear soles in your shoes every day, and having a custom pair that you can slip into any of your shoes can have a great impact on your daily life. 


Do you need custom orthotics in all of your shoes?

You really only need custom orthotics in the shoes you wear the most like your workout sneakers, your work shoes, or even your cleats. 

How can I get custom orthotics?

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Hanauer, Foot and Ankle Specialist at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics! You can do so by selecting the book now button above. You can also print and present this coupon for a free pair of over the counter orthotics!