Several foot conditions can impact the way you walk. When foot problems impact your gait, ankle, knee, hip, back, or neck problems can result from misalignment and uneven distribution of weight. If you’re experiencing foot pain, custom orthotics might be able to alleviate your pain without surgery. Contact any Starrett Podiatry clinic in New York to learn about your treatment options today. Locations include East Harlem and West Harlem in New York City; Brooklyn, New York; and Mott Haven and Belmont in Bronx, New York.
Custom orthotics are manufactured just for you, based on the design created by your podiatrist after fully evaluating and measuring the contours of your feet. They fulfill one of two needs: they either correct abnormal function (functional orthotics) or provide support and cushioning (accommodative orthotics).
Custom orthotics cost more than over-the-counter shoe inserts when compared dollar for dollar, but custom orthotics are much more successful in alleviating pain, improving function, and preventing extensive medical treatment. In many cases, custom orthotics can help you achieve your treatment goals without physical therapy or surgery.
Functional orthotics help correct problems with the structure of your foot, so they’re most effective in treating plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bursitis, flat foot, and other structural issues. After evaluation, your podiatrist can determine whether orthotics are the right solution for you.
Accommodative orthotics protect and cushion your feet, making them a reliable treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers, corns, and calluses.
Additionally, diabetic shoes are considered accommodative orthotics and can be prescribed at Starrett Podiatry.
Custom orthotics come in the form of braces and shoe inserts. There are several kinds of shoe inserts including arch supports, heel liners, insoles, and foot cushions. Choosing orthotics is easiest with help from an experienced podiatrist, who knows which products (even over the counter) are best suited for your condition.
If you’re experiencing any problems with your feet that are causing pain or impacting your mobility, the best doctor to evaluate and treat you is a podiatrist.
A podiatrist receives extensive education and training in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of all conditions impacting the foot, and because they focus their careers on the treatment of foot conditions, they have extensive, very specialized experience.
For a large selection of qualified podiatrists, contact Starrett Podiatry in one of their six New York clinics.