7 Conditions That Can Be Improved Through Custom Orthotics

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Is your foot condition causing you discomfort and limiting your ability to live your normal life? You may be a good candidate for custom-molded orthotics. Here are 7 ailments that can benefit from custom orthotics.

We want all of our patients to be able to walk, run, dance, or move however they like in comfort. One of the most common methods that we can help our patients do this is through custom orthotics, medical devices that are inserted into your shoes to provide comfort and correct the form of a dysfunctional foot. With custom orthotics, you may be able to:

  • Reduce any discomfort or pain
  • Avoid sore feet at the end of the day
  • Increase your sports performance
  • Correct your foot abnormality

Orthotics are more than just a piece of fabric designed for feet. They are individually created through a molding process to fit your feet and correct your prevailing foot issues.

Our Manhatten NYC Foot Doctors Can Provide Superior Custom Orthotics to Restor Optimal Foot Function

At To Healthy Feet, our accomplished team of NYC podiatrists can help reduce pain, stabilize, and return function to your feet through our custom orthotics. Do you think that your foot ailment could benefit from custom orthotics?


7 Conditions That Can Be Improved Through Custom Orthotics

For some foot and ankle conditions, your podiatrist will use specific rehabilitation solutions to help you manage your issue. One treatment that is diverse in its ability to benefit an array of foot issues is custom orthotics.

Custom orthotics are individually molded to meet the needs of your foots shape, and size. Depending on your needs, your custom-molded orthotics will help to stabilize, provide comfort, or return function to your feet.


1. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain today. Although more invasive treatment options are available such as physiotherapy and surgery, the most common, and more successful treatment options for plantar fasciitis pain is custom orthotics.


2. High or Fallen Arches (Pes Cavus or Flat Feet)

Flat feet are a common cause of foot, ankle, or back pain. Custom orthotics to promote proper arch positioning is a treatment option to help relieve pain.

High arches, also known as pes cavus, can put an inordinate amount of stress on the muscles surrounding the foot and ankle, leading to an increased risk of rolled and sprained ankles. Orthotics can help to stabilize the region and protect against muscle strains.


3. Bunions

If you are suffering from a painful, protruding bunion, your NYC podiatrist may recommend custom orthotics. Unfortunately, custom orthotics will not cure your bunions outright. However, they can help realign the bones to diminish the pain caused by them and stop the progression of the abnormality.


4. Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a condition that often develops in patients who suffer from bunions. For patients with bunions, custom orthotics are recommended to aid in the prevention of hammertoe deformities on the second toe and ball of your foot.

5. Knee, Leg, and Back Pain

A common thread between knee, leg, and back pain is that they are all likely affected in some way by your feet. Whether it is your feet assisting your knees in load-bearing, or assisting your back in creating healthy posture, your feet play a huge role. Custom orthotics can absorb some of the force of moving and promote a healthy posture of your back, helping to alleviate pain.

6. Arthritis

One of the more prevailing symptoms of Arthritis is the stiffness and inflammation that occurs in the joints. The foot and ankle region of your body forms a complex system that includes 33 different joints, making this area one of the most susceptible to arthritis pain. Foot orthotics can be one of many options used to relieve your discomfort and enhance your mobility.

7. Diabetes

While it is important for all people to take care of their feet, for patients with diabetes, it is absolutely crucial. If you have diabetes, you may be at greater risk of:

  • Nerve damage
  • Foot ulcers
  • Foot and ankle amputations

The risk of these conditions developing over time can be minimized with comfortable, properly fitting customized orthotics and regular visits to your NYC podiatrist.



Contact Us Today!

To find out more about how our NYC podiatrists can develop custom-moulded orthotics for you and help eliminate any foot/ankle pain, contact us by calling at 917-398-3668 or through our online contact form.

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