A podiatrist can prescribe orthotic inserts to help alleviate the problems associated with many different food conditions. Conditions like Pediatric flatfoot, neuromas, heel pain, PTTD, and flexible flatfoot can be helped with orthoses. These custom shoe inserts are created using a plaster mold of the foot, and support and align the foot and lower extremities so that the foot, leg, and hips are all aligned as they should be. Be careful of buying premade orthotic devices over-the-counter. Using orthotic inserts not made for your foot, or your specific situation, can make foot problems worse. Talk to your podiatrist before using any shoe inserts.