Orthotics offer your feet the support they need to balance your gait while relieving pain from foot conditions like neuromas and plantar fasciitis. From a comfortable office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates provides custom orthotics using precise scans of your feet. Find out if you can benefit from orthotics by scheduling a treatment consultation over the phone or online at Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates today.request an appointment
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are a type of shoe insert that can provide cushioning and support for the soles of your feet. If you have shoes that fit poorly, are uncomfortable, or aggravate conditions of the feet, orthotics can improve their fit and help keep you comfortable as you stand and walk. They can be a crucial component in treatment for many podiatric conditions too.
While you can get shoe inserts at any drugstore to provide some padding, custom orthotics from a podiatrist are most effective for their intended purposes. Your podiatrist at Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates discusses your options with you in detail before starting the design and fabrication processes for your orthotics.
Which conditions do orthotics help treat?
Custom orthotics can help treat a long list of medical conditions and symptoms, including a few that are outside of your feet and ankles such as back or knee pain.
When you first come to Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates for a treatment consultation, your provider evaluates your symptoms and might use imaging tests to identify injuries and other abnormalities. Among others, orthotics may help treat:
- Flat feet
- Hammer toes
- High arches
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
Alongside other nonsurgical treatments appropriate for your condition like anti-inflammatory injections, oral medications, and physical therapy exercises, orthotics play a major role in helping your feet heal and preventing new foot complications.
What is the process of getting orthotics?
When you visit Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates for an orthotics consultation, your podiatrist examines your feet and might use imaging tests to locate and diagnose any conditions affecting your feet and causing discomfort. Your provider also analyzes your gait (walking pattern) and measures your feet.
A scan of your feet helps with shaping the orthotics in a precise way so they fit your soles and provide the necessary support. The process takes less than 30 minutes, and your orthotics are ready in a matter of weeks.
To learn more about custom orthotics and how they can help you be more comfortable, call Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates or schedule an appointment online today.