What is orthotics?

Fabricated supports. Custom made foot supports are fabricated to models of your feet, and incorporate corrections for abnormalities in the foot structure and/or function. See a podiatrist or orthotist for these devices.
Supports. Orthotics can be custom made from a mold or scan of your foot to provide proper support.
orthotics. Orthotics are prescription devices used in the shoes to balance the foot. They specifically try to align the foot to the proper position to function correctly with gait.
Braces/ inserts. Orthotics for an ors is a broad term that describes braces, inserts etc... For example, a patient w/ a foot drop secondary to a nerve injury may do best walking w/ an afo( ankle foot orthosis).