Is There a Difference Between Arch Supports and Custom Orthotics?

Do your feet constantly hurt? Do all of your shoes feel uncomfortable? Although you may assume the problem is with your shoes, the problem is most likely your feet. In order to keep your shoes and walk in comfort, you may need custom orthotics.

Many people are worried about the expense of custom orthotics, which is why they turn to over-the-counter arch supports. However, because all of our feet are different—even your own two feet aren’t symmetrical—arch supports are going to be limited in resolving your foot pain because they are not specifically made for your feet. In order to control your range of motion that will help reduce your foot pain and limit you from getting injuries, custom orthotics are the answer.

At Podiatry Associates, doctor Oberholtzer-Classen has been molding custom orthotics for over 20 years. To get the correct fit and function for your feet, turn to our orthotic experts in Castle Pines at 303-805-5156 or online at

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
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Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC