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  • Writer's picturePasadena Orthopedics, Inc.

Custom Orthotics vs. Over-The-Counter Orthotics

Why are our Orthotics better than a Prefab orthotic?


Orthotics is a very broad term. It can range from an off the shelf device that is built to fit an average foot with only minor problems to a custom pair created specifically for you. There are some prefab/over-the-counter orthotics that do work better than the rest. We can discuss these at your appointment- and we have them for sale at our office.


At Pasadena Orthopedics, each of our orthotics are made to fit the person's feet. We do this by scanning each foot using a digital scanner. It is not messy, highly accurate, and takes less than 5 minutes. The 3D scan is then sent to a laboratory for 3D printing. You will pick up your orthotics in 1-2 weeks.


Many insurances do cover one pair per year. However we also take cash payment if your plan does not cover this service.


If you have a severe lower extremity deformity, you may be better suited for an Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO). This is also pictured below. Call 626-517-0022 for an appointment to be evaluated today!




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