As I am sure you have already noticed, custom orthotic inserts are extremely expensive for something that goes on your feet. They can price out at anywhere between $200 and $800 depending on a number of factors.
Though part of the examination may be covered by your insurance, the insert itself usually will not be. The Podiatrist has to do a complete examination to include the shape of your feet, the way you walk, the amount of stress you put on your feet, and your general lifestyle just to start getting you fitted for your custom Orthotics.
They also have to create a cast of your feet which serves as a model. The orthotics themselves are usually made from plastic which are known to wear out and change shape over time. This presents the problem of having new ones made and more money spent.
The Major Problem with Custom Orthotics
Prescription orthotics have presented a number of issues over time that are not only costing their users more and more of their hard-earned cash, but also, making the state of their feet worse. The reason for that is that they are made by unskilled men who provide cheap labor and have no connection with the patient.
Custom prescription orthotics sometimes can cause the arches of the customer’s feet to change shape. When this happens, the customer will then be subjected to the entire process all over again. They may also cause an over-correction of the problem, leading to new problems. This means spending more money to modify the orthotics or simply have them remade from scratch.
Costs Associated with Custom Orthotics
As stated above, they can cost anywhere from $200 to $800 depending on the cost of the examination, the casting, and the extra markups of sales. Now you must be wondering “Well even if my insurance doesn’t cover them, Medicare must cover part of it”. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. Medicare does not and never has covered custom orthotics, though many think so because they do in fact cover soft insoles for diabetic patients.
This leaves the majority, if not all, of the cost on the patient. That is quite a bit of money to spend on something that will most likely need a complete replacement in less than 5 years. Some patients have found that the need to continue paying for custom orthotics has caused them to look for more modern, alternative options.
P.O.L. CustomFit™ Orthotics
Modern technology has provided a complete game-changer in the world of essential shoe inserts. P.O.L. CustomFit™ Orthotics eliminates the hassles of doctors, examinations, messy casting sessions, and even waiting!
These orthotics are equipped with in-shoe casting, meaning that the orthotic forms to the person’s foot the first time they wear them and they cost on a small fraction of what the customer would have spent on prescription custom orthotics.
If you or your loved ones are tired of dealing with the out-of-date orthotics that have been failing you over the years, choose Poditech’s P.O.L. CustomFit™ Orthotics instead. Their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee means your purchase is risk-free and a decision that your feet will thank you for.