How A Podiatrist Can Treat Plantar Fasciitis And Flat Feet With Custom Made Orthotics and Insoles

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Orthotics are often the first line of defence for a variety of foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis and flat feet. Inserting these special insoles in your shoes can help you correct foot deformities, improve foot or ankle function, provide ankle support, and reduce the risk of further injuries. 

Orthotics come in 2 kinds: over-the-counter and custom. Your podiatrist is likely to prescribe you a custom insole if the over-the-counter kind has not proven effective. 

To Healthy Feet Podiatry in Downtown Manhattan, NYC, specializes in prescribing custom orthotics to treat your plantar fasciitis and flat feet. What sets us apart is our precision in terms of data collection and making impressions of your feet. You will find that the custom orthotics we prescribe will fit your feet better than any other device found elsewhere. Call (917) 398-3668 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about our orthotic treatments. 

Custom Orthotics For Plantar Fasciitis 

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick connective tissue in the bottom of your foot, is inflamed due to continuous pressure or wear and tear. Symptoms include:

  • Tenderness on the bottom of your foot
  • Pain on contact
  • Limited range of motion of your ankle

If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to painful complications that may require complex surgery to address. A weakened plantar fascia also forces other muscles and ligaments in your body to pick up the slack, wearing them out in the process. 

Custom orthotics can assuage plantar fasciitis by stretching and supporting the arch of the foot. The device absorbs pressure on your plantar fascia, relieving pain and allowing it to recover. 

A snug fit, or total contact orthotic, is necessary for recovery. Loose-fitting orthotics, on the other hand, do not sufficiently reduce tension on the plantar fascia. This is why over-the-counter orthotics are often ineffective in treating plantar fasciitis.

Custom Orthotics For Flat Feet

Flat fleet is characterized by the lack of arches in the feet. Most people with flat feet do not experience symptoms, but some will feel chronic pain in the heel or arch area. If your flat feet are causing you pain, you should have the condition examined by a podiatrist. Neglecting flat feet can lead to knee and ankle pain, back problems, and more critical foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis. 

People with flat feet can look into orthotics to serve as artificial arch support. They help your feet absorb shock better, add flexibility to your gait, and improve your balance. More importantly, these arch replacements prevent your flat feet from devolving; causing more complex orthotic conditions in the future. 
Depending on whether you have flexible or rigid flat feet, you have the choice between low and medium arch insoles. 

The Magic Of Orthotics 

Orthotics may seem like simple devices, but they are widely relied on to treat life-altering foot conditions. Tailor-made insoles are especially potent at resolving plantar fasciitis by absorbing pressure on the plantar fascia and flat feet by serving as replacement arches. 
However, the usefulness of custom orthotics is entirely dependent on craftsmanship. Is the device created from an accurate impression of your foot? Was the insole designed in a high-end orthotic lab? These are all important questions to ask, as ill-fitting orthotics do little to improve your foot condition. 

With To Healthy Feet Podiatry, you can lay all these questions to rest. Our podiatrists in Manhattan, NYC, have prescribed thousands of bespoke insoles and have helped an equal number of Americans regain mobility in their feet. To learn more about our orthotics reserved just for you, call (917) 398-3668 or fill out the online contact form


Can orthotics treat other foot conditions?
Yes. Orthotics are also used to treat foot ulcers, foot deformities, foot or ankle injuries, arthritis, and Morton’s neuroma. 

Are custom orthotics covered by my insurance plan?
This depends on your insurance plan. Call your insurance company to confirm. 

How long does it take for my custom orthotics to get ready?
Your custom orthotics will take 3 to 4 weeks to get ready. 

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