Are Custom Orthotics Right for Me?
By Dr. Kenneth Meisler and Associates
September 18, 2018
Category: Orthotics
Tags: Custom Orthotics  

Orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed to support the arches and improve alignment for the feet and ankles. Custom orthotics are designed specifically for your feet for maximum support, efficiency, and comfort. The podiatrists at Kenneth R Meisler, DPM, & Associates Custom Orthoticsin New York City, NY offer custom orthotics and treatment for a number of foot and ankle problems.

Get Custom Orthotics in New York City

Basic orthotics are available over the counter, but a custom pair will provide more support and address your specific needs. If you overpronate or suffer from chronic heel, custom orthotics may be a good option for you. Other foot and ankle conditions that may require custom orthotics include:

  • Ankle instability
  • Tendonitis
  • Arch pain
  • Flat feet/low arches
  • Arthritis
  • Neuromuscular problems

When to See a Podiatrist

Some foot or heel pain is normal from time to time. Wearing uncomfortable shoes with insufficient support, spending a lot of time on your feet, intense workouts and certain types of sports like distance running, and everyday wear and tear can take a toll on your feet and joints. But persistent or recurring pain may be a sign of an injury or orthopedic condition that may require treatment. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist if you are experiencing pain, numbness, limited range of motion, and/or swelling.

Benefits of Custom Orthotics

In addition to correcting pronation and supination, custom orthotics can make your shoes feel more comfortable and supportive, reduce foot pain by minimizing stress and pressure on the joints, heels, and balls of your feet, and even reduce the risk of strains and injuries in the future.

Find a Podiatrist in New York City

For more information about the benefits of custom orthotics and whether they are a good option for you, contact our office by calling (212) 628-4444 to schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists today.

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