When you’re dealing with foot problems, custom orthotics and a change to your footwear can truly transform your daily life. At Dr. Simon Becker DPM, the dedicated podiatrists provide custom-made orthotics that perfectly fit your feet to correct an array of foot conditions. Take it one step at a time, but make sure you’re walking the right path in the right footwear by seeking exceptional podiatric care and custom orthotics at Dr. Simon Becker DPM. Schedule over the phone at the West Orange and Elmwood Park, New Jersey, office, or online today.request an appointment
What are orthotics?
Custom orthotics are specialized medical shoe inserts or products a podiatrist creates from imaging or molds of your feet. Using digital imaging and measurements, they make your custom-molded orthotics to resolve your foot problems as effectively as possible. Your custom orthotics are designed for your individual needs.
Custom orthotics give you support and gently reposition the ligaments, heel, arch, muscles, tendons, and bones in your feet.
Custom orthotics work to:
- Correct the functioning of your lower extremities, including your feet, ankles, legs, knees, thighs, and hips
- Support your arch
- Realign your foot structures
- Help prevent ligament and tendon fatigue and bone misalignment
When your foot touches the ground as you’re wearing your new custom orthotics, the orthotics gently guide your foot into the right position and decrease your inflammation and pain.
For what conditions are orthotics recommended?
Custom orthotics help diminish foot pain and correct structural problems resulting from various conditions. Your Dr. Simon Becker DPM podiatrist might recommend custom orthotics as part of the treatment for:
- Flat feet
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Haglund’s deformity
- Plantar fasciitis
- Arch pain
- Corns and calluses
During your orthotics consultation, your podiatrist performs a comprehensive foot exam and discusses the details of orthotics and how they can benefit you.
What are the benefits of orthotics?
Orthotics prevent overuse and wear-and-tear injuries from worsening, developing, or recurring. Orthotics cushion your feet as they make contact with the ground and guide your feet into making even contact with the ground to avoid excessive pressure on one part of your foot — a common cause of foot injuries.
You gradually feel the real benefits of orthotics over time as they realign your feet, relieve pressure on your ligaments and tendons, and keep your bones in place.
Custom orthotics offer many benefits, such as:
- Diminishing inflammation and pain
- Enhancing the functioning, control, and alignment of your foot
- Allowing your foot to heal following an injury or medical problem
- Improving functionality and comfort for running, walking, and other activities
Your Dr. Simon Becker DPM podiatrist uses an image or cast of your foot and sends it to a medical lab. In the lab, a specialist creates your custom orthotics and sends them back to the office, typically in a few weeks. In the office, you can try on your custom orthotics to find out how they fit and feel.
Custom orthotics offer padding and protection for your feet and can be designed to fit in any shoe. Discover the benefits for yourself and call Dr. Simon Becker DPM or schedule online today.