O-T-C Footwear Supports
Over-the-counter or off-the-shelf orthoses are suitable
when the foot problems don't warrant custom-made devices or cost
is of a concern.
Currently I'm carrying 3 types in stock retailing
between $30-50 price range.
Two are full-length kinds in adult sizing in varying
thickness and can be modified at extra cost. The ½-length
ones are in adult sizing, are modifiable, and flexible enough
to work in different heel heights. A few other brands can be ordered
In regards to small children's sizing these can be ordered in
As written in the PAC website "Over-the-counter
foot orthotics can be effectively used as a temporary solution
for children who are rapidly growing or as a 'first' step for
any age to provide insight into how a patient will initially respond
to a foot orthotic before receiving a more corrective support
with a custom-made foot orthotic," it explains. "However
the one-size-fits-all adage of most over-the-counter foot orthotics
can prove detrimental to a patient who requires specific support
or material only found in a custom-made foot orthotic."
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