Custom-made orthotic shoe inserts and braces are fabricated and molded to fit your precise foot shape. When used in combination with properly fitted footwear, orthotics will alleviate and treat a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. Properly formed and fitted custom orthotics can also postpone or entirely prevent the need for surgery in many instances.
How custom orthotic inserts can stop or prevent foot pain and discomfort
- Weight and pressure redistribution—A wide variety of foot and ankle ailments including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions and hammertoes can be helped with the use of custom orthotic inserts. Gait abnormalities can also be addressed, which helps the alignment of your spine and improves knee, hip, and back function.
- Avoid the need for surgery—Custom orthotics can often correct foot and ankle problems to the point where surgery and the corresponding recovery and rehabilitation periods can be avoided. This can be especially important for patients with diabetes who can develop severe complications from surgical procedures. If surgery is required, orthotics inserts can help improve recovery quality.
Although custom-made orthotics are more costly than the store-bought variety, the custom fitting makes these inserts much more effective at treating your particular foot and ankle ailments.
If you need assistance with custom orthotics and diabetic footwear, consult with your foot care professional. The foot specialists at ETL Podiatry in Briarwood and Melville, NY, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle problems. Our team of doctors is dedicated to serving you with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Melville, NY (631)-549-8637 and Briarwood, NY (718)-657-8921.