Lee’s Summit Podiatrist Dr. Joel Foster Explains Why the Better Feet Package Makes Getting the Right Pair of Custom Foot Orthotics More Affordable Than Ever

casting custom orthoticsThe average person walks approximately 100,000 miles in a lifetime, taking 4,000 to 6,000 steps per day. All of this activity takes a toll on your feet, which contain 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and tendons.

Orthotics are often recommended as a noninvasive and convenient way to treat foot pain, but it’s not always easy to find quality custom foot orthotics at a price that fits your budget. That’s why Lee’s Summit podiatrist Dr. Joel Foster created the Better Feet Package

The Better Feet Package Offers an All-in-One Solution for Custom Foot Orthotics

Priced at $825, we believe the Better Feet package is an incredible value for anyone who is struggling with foot pain. Store-bought inserts can sell for as much as $4,000—and offer mixed results. With the Better Feet package, you get:

  • An initial comprehensive office visit. During this visit, Dr. Foster will discuss your foot-related concerns, assess any pain or discomfort you're experiencing, and ask about daily activities that might impact your feet. This comprehensive approach ensures a personalized treatment plan, unlike what you’d expect when you purchase store-bought inserts from retail salespeople with no medical training.
  • Onsite X-rays of both feet. X-rays are crucial for getting a clear picture of the bone structure of your feet. This helps in diagnosing any underlying issues like fractures, misalignments, or other abnormalities that might be contributing to your foot pain.
  • An ultrasound of both feet to visualize the plantar fascial band. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, and issues with this band can lead to conditions like plantar fasciitis. The ultrasound helps in assessing the health of this tissue and identifying any inflammation or tears.
  • A pair of heat-molded orthotics. Heat-molded orthotics are custom-fitted to your feet using a heat molding process. These orthotics are tailored to the specific contours of your feet, providing targeted support. They are effective in distributing pressure evenly across your feet, reducing stress on specific areas, and offering immediate comfort.
  • A pair of custom-calibrated orthotics. These are premium custom foot orthotics that are custom-made based on the detailed analysis of your feet. Our production process involves assessing your foot’s arch type, pressure points, and gait pattern to ensure that your new orthotics provide targeted support exactly where it's needed.

What If You Already Have a Diagnosis?

The Better Feet Package is ideal for those who have yet to see a podiatrist for their foot pain. However, if you already have a diagnosis and just want a pair of high-quality custom orthotics, we can help with that, too! As a standalone purchase with no evaluation, our custom orthotics are $375.

The Hidden Cost of Untreated Foot Pain

Custom orthotics are a smart investment in your overall health and well-being—especially when you compare this one-time fee to the potential long-term costs associated with untreated foot pain. Consider the following:

  • Foot pain can lead to pain in other parts of your body. Over time, untreated foot problems can lead to altered gait patterns. This can cause pain in other parts of the body, such as the knees, hips, and back.
  • Painful feet can keep you from working. Chronic foot pain can result in missed workdays or reduced productivity. In extreme cases, you may need to leave the workforce altogether or seek out a less physically demanding position.
  • Foot pain can keep you from performing daily chores. Chronic foot issues can make it difficult to perform daily activities and reduce your overall independence. You may need to rely on family members, friends, or paid help to keep your home running smoothly.
  • Foot pain negatively affects your quality of life. Pain can make it difficult to exercise, spend time with friends and family, or engage in your favorite hobbies. This can increase your risk of depression and other mood disorders.
  • You may have an increased risk of falls and injuries. Foot pain can affect balance and stability, increasing your risk of falls. This is especially concerning for seniors since fall-related complications are one of the top causes of nursing home admissions.
  • Untreated foot pain can result in a need for more aggressive treatments later. Delaying treatment can often exacerbate foot problems—potentially leading to more invasive and expensive treatments down the line. A proactive approach saves you money and ensures your comfort.