Custom Orthotics specialist in Midtown, NY
If you have flat feet or you have had foot, knee, or lower back surgery, custom orthotics will help you to regain your balance. Get your orthotics now from our New York Foot Experts in Midtown, NY located at 469 7th Ave, Suite 601, New York, NY 10018. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online.
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Many of the aches and pains that you encounter throughout your body can be traced to problems with your feet. Functional problems or misalignment in your ankles and feet can lead to misalignment in other parts of the body, leading to pain and instability.
This pain can be alleviated. There are treatments and other options that can put an end to the pain. Orthotic inserts are one of the tools that can help you move more easily.
If you are looking for orthotics it is important that you have the right ones to treat the issues you are dealing with. To get the right orthotics, here are some things that can help you get what you need.
• When getting fitted wear your favorite shoes, it is important that they work in the shoes that you wear most often.
• Understand your foot type and condition. Orthotics work best when treating the condition that you struggle with. Over-the-counter inserts can make your shoes more comfortable, but may not address issues like pronation, or plantar fasciitis.
• The types of activities that you will be doing will make a difference. Does your work have you on your feet? Are you a long-distance runner? Orthotics can be fit for purpose.
• Seek advice from a professional who understands how the feet and ankles function and their impact on the rest of the body. They can direct to the correct orthotics.
Orthotics tend to have specific purposes. They can be functional and can be made for comfort. Insoles that you pick up at a drugstore fall into the comfort category.
Rigid orthotics are considered to be functional orthotics. They are created from plastic or carbon fiber. This type of orthotic is designed to ease pain in the feet, legs, thighs, and lower back. They can also be used to correct or support various foot problems.
Soft orthotics are considered to be accommodative orthotics. They are made from soft materials to cushion the feet. These are often used to treat conditions like plantar fasciitis or foot sores associated with diabetes. Soft orthotics are made from a flexible material that will bend with your feet. These are good for people who participate in high-impact sports.
The most comfortable orthotics will be the ones that work best for you. They will be the ones that help you walk more easily and prevent pain issues in other parts of your body.
To get a custom prescription for orthotics you will need to visit a podiatrist. The podiatrist will do a medical examination that includes a medical history and review any major or minor complaints. They will also do anatomical palpation. Other tests may be required to diagnose the problem and that can include, ultrasound, radiography, and magnetic resonance testing. Once the information is gathered, the podiatrist can make a diagnosis and recommend whether an orthotic is needed. A prescription for a custom orthotic will be given at that time.
Custom orthotics are an investment in you. They benefit your body in many ways over time and can help you save money in the long term. Since custom orthotics are designed to fit your feet and address your specific needs, they are more comfortable and beneficial. Because they are custom designed, they will last longer.
Insoles and non-custom orthotics are less expensive because they are often made from lower-quality material. They are not designed to address specific issues that you may be dealing with.
If you are dealing with pain in your feet, and are very active at work or other physical activities, New York Foot Experts can help you relieve that foot pain. We have accessible locations in New York City. Call to book an appointment or use our convenient online booking system. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Wall Street Financial District NY, Harlem NY, Midtown NY, Lower Manhattan NY, Brooklyn NY, and Yorkville NY.