By Parkway Podiatry
June 22, 2016
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Orthotics  

Wondering if orthotics could improve your foot health? Find out now!

It can be hard to go about your day-to-day tasks when you are dealing with foot pain and other ailments. If you are looking for ways to orthoticsimprove how your feet feel without changing your daily routine, it’s time you talked to your Brooklyn, NY podiatrists, Dr. Gary Saphire and Dr. Asher Rudowsky, about getting orthotics.

What are orthotics and how do they work?

These custom-made shoe inserts are prescribed and made by our Brooklyn foot doctors. When they are custom-made, like we do right here in our office, we can change the way the foot rests in your shoes, providing better support and cushioning while standing, walking or even running. Orthotics also offer stability and shock absorption.

But I’m not an athlete. Can I benefit from orthotics?

Of course! While orthotics can be great for those who lead active lifestyles, it’s not meant specifically for them. You may want to get orthotics if you are dealing with any of these common foot problems:

  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Recurrent ankle or foot injuries
  • Chronic back, leg or knee pain
  • Flat feet and other structural abnormalities
  • Plantar fasciitis and other inflammatory conditions
  • Foot pain

Find out if your feet can benefit from orthotics by talking with our podiatrists in Brooklyn, NY.

Can’t I just buy orthotics over-the-counter?

While you can go to your local drugstore and grab a set of shoe inserts, you don’t want to mistake them for the kind of orthotics we make. In fact, if you are dealing with a specific problem you are better off seeing us to find out if orthotics can treat your symptoms. Unfortunately, because these commercial orthotics aren’t tailored to your feet and its specific needs, it could actually make your condition worse.

Ready to discover the relief that custom orthotics can provide you? Then it’s time to call Parkway Podiatry in Brooklyn, NY to schedule your next appointment with us. Your feet will be happy you did!