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How Custom Orthotics Can Improve Your Life?
By Dr. Kenneth Meisler
July 22, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: orthotics  

OrthoticsFind out how your New York City podiatrist could easily get you back on your feet and living life.

Are you experiencing painful, achy feet? Are you noticing it’s harder to get around or accomplish day-to-day activities? Are persistent foot issues affecting your daily exercises? If so then it might be time to talk to your New York City podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Meisler about custom-made orthotics and whether they are right for you.

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are customized shoe inserts made prescribed by your New York City podiatrist. They help correct certain structural abnormalities and to improve posture and balance, as well as offering support and reducing soreness and other symptoms.

How do orthotics work?

Orthotics are specially designed to change the way your foot is angled when it hits the ground. This makes physical activity or even standing more comfortable and supportive. Orthotics offer many benefits, including alleviating foot and ankle pain and providing stability, as well as shock absorption.

Are orthotics just for athletes?

While orthotics can certainly benefit those with active lifestyles, orthotics can also be just as beneficial for someone who isn’t an athlete. You may want to consider getting orthotics in New York City if you are dealing with any of these issues:

  • Recurrent ankle sprains
  • A structural imbalance like flat feet
  • You experience chronic knee or lower back pain
  • Your feet roll inward or outward when you walk

There are many foot issues that could benefit from custom orthotics. Find out more from your NYC podiatrist today.

Do custom orthotics really make a difference?

While there are shoes inserts that you can purchase from your local drugstore, these should not be mistaken for prescription or custom orthotics. Commercial shoe inserts are designed with a one-size-fits-most approach and aren’t tailored for your specific foot problem. Therefore, these commercial inserts may not actually treat your symptoms, and could actually make symptoms worse. Your NYC podiatrist is trained to not only diagnose your condition, but also to prescribe the right orthotics for your needs.

Are you ready to discover the world of custom-made orthotics? Want to know what they can do for you? Then schedule an appointment with your New York City podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Meisler and finally give your feet the relief they need.