Shoe and footwear modifications are made directly to a patient’s shoe (if deemed appropriate) without the need for custom made shoes. Modifications can accommodate foot deformities, correct pathomechanics occurring at the foot or above, increase stability, and/or reduce pain.
Some examples of shoe modifications include:
· Buttress to reduce ankle and/or knee varus/valgus
· Excavations, dispersions & pads to disperse pressures
· Heel flare to improve side-to-side stability
· Metatarsal bar to reduce metatarsal pain
· Rocker bottom sole to disperse plantar forces
· Shoe elevation to correct for leg length discrepancies