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Pros and Cons of Using Custom Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

Custom Orthotics

February 18, 2023

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Aside from foot physiotherapy, orthotics are often recommended for patients who have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or have been suffering from chronic heel pain. Wearing them at all times is not mandatory (in most cases), they are very helpful in relieving pain and discomfort while doing activities that put pressure on your heels.

If you have visited a clinic for consultation or you are already diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, you probably heard about pre-made or custom orthotics. While pre-made orthotics can help, many doctors and therapists recommend using custom orthotics. If you still haven’t decided on which one you will buy, here are the pros and cons of buying custom orthotics:


Designed for your foot type

Custom foot orthotics Dubai is specifically engineered to your foot type and designed to address specific conditions. Hence, they are more effective in providing the support and comfort you need, especially when performing tasks that put a lot of pressure on your feet and heels.


This type of orthotics is made using high-quality materials to provide a comfortable fit. The durable materials also allow patients to use them for a long time as they usually last up to 10 years.

Comfortable fit

Custom orthotics Dubai offers a comfortable fit as they are designed to follow your arch profile. This will allow you to do different activities comfortably and wear almost any shoe type without worrying if they will fit just right. This is often hard to achieve with pre-made orthotics since people have varying arch profiles.


More expensive

Custom orthotics are more expensive, mainly due to the materials used. Additional work is also required in creating them to accommodate your specific requirements.

Not available immediately

Since modifications are required, it might take days before your orthotics are released. You will have to return to your chosen Dubai physiotherapy clinic to claim them once they are available.

If you need to visit a clinic for a consultation after experiencing pain or discomfort in your heels or need to undergo physical therapy to recover from a foot injury, don’t hesitate to contact our specialists.

At Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC, we offer a range of treatment plans that are tailored to specific conditions.

You may visit our clinics to book an appointment for a sports massage and therapy session or consultation if you are experiencing pain or discomfort resulting from an injury.