(Closed) Cost of custom orthotics?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had custom orthotics a few years ago due to bunions and heel pain…and cortisone injections in my toe (ouch) and anti-inflammatories.

My doctor recommended custom orthotics and I got them to use in my casual/atheltic shoes only and the cost was around $400 and insurance did not pay for them. After that amount, I did not get the pair for dress shoes.

However, they did help alleviate the issues that were causing me pain.



Post # 4
10565 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My last pair were $500, but that included the casts of my feet, which I got to keep.  The next time around, they will be less if I bring in the casts.

Make sure you go some place good.  Someone had recommended a podiatrist to me.  They didn’t even want to watch me walk, so I left paying only $20 for the visit (which was reimbursed).  There should be more to the orthotics than just the casts of your feet!

Post # 5
10565 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If your insurance benefits will improve in the next while, there are also taping methods.  I used to use them when I danced (othotics don’t really fit in dance shoes!).

As for the orthotics, in both cities I ended up going to an orthotist.  I would recommend that route over a podiatrist.

Post # 8
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hi! I work hand in hand with a podiatrist. I see this everyday!

we sell custom orthotics at $450. Have you been consistent with stretching and anti inflammatories? How long have you dealt with it?

Post # 9
10565 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Just google taping for plantar fasciitis.  I didn’t actually watch the videos, but I clicked on a few links and they all look similar to what a doctor told me.

I don’t remember what the tape was called that I used, but it was tan and softer, it was not white athletic tape.  It was similar to the fabric bandaids.  The white athletic tape will work, but I used it once and ended up with a very long blister along each foot.

Post # 11
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had a qutoe from my podiatrist with the cast it would have been $400.00 but I held off on it (I have tendonitis in left ankle, as a result of my scholiosis, hope I spelled it correctly)….went to a chiropractor and I have been using special inserts he gave me and store bought ones, and internet purchased ones.

I use these for my tennis shoes- http://www.amazon.com/Sof-Sole-Womens-Lightweight-Insole/dp/B003ASQO0O/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1352316666&sr=1-1&keywords=sof+sole+women

And these are for dress shoes, which I love, love, love!



Post # 12
2144 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I recently spoke with someone about getting myself something custom for my left foot. He told me around $400. Seems to be the going rate.

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