Do I Need Custom Orthotics?
Custom orthotics are specially designed and molded inserts for your shoes made specifically for your feet. They are not a necessity for everyone, but if you’ve struggled with plantar fasciitis or have special needs for your feet because of diabetes, you may want to meet with Dr. Khoury and determine if they are in your best interest.
Determining Your Need for Custom Orthotics
When you meet with the doctor, custom orthotics will not be the first choice of treatment. There are other treatments available for most ailments. Depending on your condition, you may first be treated through physical therapy, ice and heat, or medication to reduce inflammation and pain. If none of those treatments work, however, then you may need to have a conversation about custom orthotics.
How Are Custom Orthotics Made?
If the doctor determines that custom orthotics are the right treatment for you, the first step will be to take a cast of your foot. The cast is used to create a support that molds to your foot. The orthotics are designed to perfectly support the arch of your foot, rather than forcing your foot to adjust to the arch of any shoe you wear.
What Conditions Can Custom Orthotics Treat?
One of the most common reasons people opt to get custom orthotics is for pain relief. When nothing else will work, custom orthotics are a good option for eliminating the pain from plantar fasciitis and other conditions, which can improve your mobility. But orthotics can be important for other reasons as well, including proving support for your ankles and improving your range of motion.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a podiatric condition and would like to learn more about orthotics and treatment options, request an appointment with us today. Our friendly and accommodating staff provides prompt and punctual service and is dedicated to providing high-end, compassionate podiatric care. At Northeastern Foot & Ankle, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Khoury takes the time to carefully listen to and understand your medical and cosmetic concerns, recommending and providing the most appropriate treatment options paired with innovative and emerging technologies to help meet your podiatric needs. Call 973.473.6665 or scroll to the top of the page to request an appointment.