Customized Shoe Inserts

Many people experience foot pain from a variety of ailments like bunions, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. These issues start small and grow exponentially – causing discomfort, pain and decreased mobility.

The orthopaedic experts at Penn State Health are here to help. Our team will evaluate your foot condition and create a customized treatment plan – which might include prescription foot orthotics. These devices are molded to perfectly fit your feet, providing more support than a regular shoe insert you can purchase at the store. Prescription foot orthotics are made of the highest quality materials to ensure they will last for years.

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Outlook

You might be a candidate for foot orthotics if you are experiencing the following symptoms or conditions:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Foot ulcers
  • High arch
  • Pain (knee, heel, foot or ankle)
  • Plantar fasciitis

If you are experiencing any underlying conditions causing foot or ankle pain, our team of orthopaedic experts at Penn State Health encourage you to make an appointment for a custom foot orthotic fitting. You can get a shoe insert at any store – however, using a one-size-fits-all orthotic could end up doing more harm than good. A custom foot orthotic designed by one of our podiatric experts ensures that your inserts are molded perfectly to your feet, creating the support and stability you need.

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Why Choose Penn State Health for Care

Top-Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Penn State Health includes the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, ranked as one of the best orthopedic providers in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This honor was earned because our doctors consistently deliver exceptional patient care and outcomes through their commitment to advanced treatments, translational research and provider training.

Coordinated, Specialized Care Through a Dedicated Institute

Our orthopaedic specialists work together through our dedicated Penn State Bone and Joint Institute. There, they focus on providing you with multidisciplinary, tailored care and state-of-the-art treatments and technologies. This produces the highest-quality patient outcomes. All physicians at the institute are fellowship-trained and subspecialize in additional niche areas of orthopaedics, including arthritis care and joint arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery).

Designated as a Blue Distinction® Center

Penn State Bone and Joint Institute is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. This superior designation from BlueCross BlueShield is only given to health care facilities and providers that stand out for their expertise in delivering specialty knee and hip replacement care. Our surgeons specialize in a range of pain-relieving procedures, including partial knee replacement, total joint arthroplasty, joint preservation surgery and complex revision surgery. They perform more than 1,000 joint replacement procedures every year.

Confidence in Treatment Through Education

We developed a special joint replacement education website just for patients undergoing joint arthroplasty. The website takes you step by step through the joint replacement process. From things to consider before choosing surgery to recovery after surgery, you’ll find the information you need to help you feel confident in your decision to undergo joint replacement.

Advancing Orthopaedic Medicine Through Research

The doctors and researchers in our Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to advancing our field through scientific discovery and education. As the only academic medical center in central Pennsylvania, Hershey Medical Center is a national leader in research, in partnership with Penn State College of Medicine, and on the leading edge of new treatment options, including clinical trials.

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