Posts for tag: custom orthotics

By Parkway Podiatry
April 05, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: custom orthotics  

Do your feet hurt you after a long strenuous day at work? Do you suffer from foot-related disorders? If so, custom orthotics from Dr. Gary orthoticsSaphire in Brooklyn, NY, might be the solution for you!

More About Custom Orthotics

There are three categories of orthotics. Those designed to...

  • Change foot function
  • Create a primarily protective layer
  • Combine functionality control and protection.

Orthotics also come in several sizes, shapes, and materials, and fall into three distinct types:

  • Rigid Orthotics: Rigid orthotics control function. Made of firm material such as plastic or carbon fiber, this orthotic type supports your feet by controlling motion in the two-foot joints located below the ankle joint. Rigid orthotics are advantageous in that they help alleviate strains, aches, and pains.
  • Soft Orthotics: Soft orthotics absorb shock, thereby helping patients regain balance and reduce pressure on their feet. People with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and feet deformities often find soft orthotics especially helpful.
  • Semi-Rigid Orthotics: Semi-rigid orthotics are made of a combination of plastic or fiber (like rigid orthotics) and soft cushioning material (like soft orthotics). Semi-rigid orthotics help treat children suffering from flatfoot and other foot disorders.

Tips on footwear

While orthotics can certainly help your feet feel better, it is still important to wear a solid pair of shoes to place them in. That's why your Brooklyn podiatrist advise that you invest in your shoes. You need to wear durably constructed footwear that provides both protection and comfort. If you don't choose the right shoes, you may suffer from:

  1. Bunions
  2. Corns
  3. Calluses
  4. Hammertoes
  5. Other disabling foot disorders

When shoe shopping, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Don't force feet into shoes.
  • Avoid wearing high heels if you already have a foot issue.
  • Make sure you can wiggle your toes when wearing shoes.

Need foot help? Give us a call!

For more information about custom orthotics, call Dr. Saphire in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 236-5253!