Custom Orthotics

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Grand Rapids and Bigfork, MN


Custom Orthotics services offered in Grand Rapids and Bigfork, MN

Renew Foot & Ankle is at the forefront of cutting-edge orthotics technology with their 3D custom orthotics scanner. In the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, office, double board-certified podiatrist Eric Gilbertson, DPM, FACFAS, uses this state-of-the-art scanner to get exact foot dimensions. He can then craft custom orthotics that are just 1.5 millimeters thick — easily fitting into the shoes you wear every day. Call the office or click the online scheduling tool to set up your consultation today.

Custom Orthotics Q&A

What are custom orthotics?


Custom orthotics are shoe inserts designed for your feet. It’s easy to find shoe inserts for sale nearly anywhere, but those are a world apart from custom orthotics. With custom orthotics, Dr. Gilbertson uses the measurements of your feet to design inserts that fit your foot specifically.


Custom orthotics can ease chronic foot pain, relieve pressure, correct foot imbalances, and prevent abnormal foot movements. They can even help with chronic pain issues in other parts of your body.

When might I need custom orthotics?


There are a number of different conditions and problems that could benefit from custom orthotics, including:


  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Heel spurs
  • Diabetic foot problems like peripheral neuropathy and foot ulcers
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Corns and calluses
  • Back, leg or knee pain


In addition to their corrective abilities, custom orthotics can also fine-tune your gait and posture. Many professional and high-level athletes wear custom orthotics because this fine-tuning can translate into better physical performance with a lower risk of injuries. 

How can I get custom orthotics?


Once you complete the foot measurement process, your diagnosis and treatment planning begins.


Renew Foot & Ankle uses the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art 3D scanner, for custom orthotics. 


You stand on a pressure-sensitive panel as the scanner captures precise measurements. You walk, stand still, and balance as directed so the scanner can capture information at every phase of your walking cycle. 


This process reveals the exact pressure and pain points in your feet, information that Dr. Gilbertson uses to fabricate the ideal orthotics for you. A 3D printer produces your custom orthotics based on this highly specific information.

What are the advantages of custom orthotics versus ordinary inserts?


Custom-made orthotics at Renew Foot & Ankle offer many significant advantages over ordinary over-the-counter inserts, and they’re even superior to traditional custom orthotics. Advantages include: 


  • Made for your specific foot measurements
  • No messy or uncomfortable plaster foot casting process needed
  • Ultra-thin (just 1.5 millimeters) fit into your shoes comfortably
  • They correct problems in multiple zones of the foot simultaneously
  • They correct gait and balance problems faster
  • They relieve pain faster


Custom orthotics at Renew Foot & Ankle are medical devices that effectively resolve medical issues. They’re an integral part of many treatment plans thanks to their history of excellent results. 

To book your custom orthotics consultation, call Renew Foot & Ankle or click on the online scheduling tool now.