Today's orthotics are more advanced than ever before because they're highly customized from plaster foot molds. The podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York create the molds and fabricate orthotics on site. It takes just a few days for fabrication, and fitting takes less than half an hour. Orthotics can often correct problems like plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, so don't hesitate to arrange a consultation through the online appointment tool today.
Orthotics are treatment devices for foot and ankle problems. They are similar to ordinary insoles, but there's much more to them than you can see visually. The orthotics at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine are custom crafted to address your individual foot and ankle issues. Just like glasses or contact lenses correct vision problems, orthotics correct ankle and foot issues.
Your podiatrist might recommend custom orthotics if you're dealing with foot or ankle issues of any kind. Some of the most common reasons you may want custom orthotics include:
Orthotics gently correct your ankle and feet alignment. For example, if your feet naturally turn inwards while walking, the orthotics redirect them straight ahead.
Orthotics aren't uncomfortable to wear. In fact, they fit so precisely and add such great support that you might just find them more comfortable than your shoes alone.
At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, podiatrists get the most exact orthotic measurements possible by making a plaster cast of your foot. This allows you to get a biomechanical device that's uniquely fabricated just for you. Using the plaster cast as a guide, orthotics are made on site and only take a few days to create.
Custom orthotics are high-quality medical devices that will last for many years as long as you take good care of them. You'll have periodic check-ups with your podiatrist to make sure that the orthotics are working properly to correct your gait.
Yes, in many cases medical insurance covers at least part of the cost of custom orthotics. Because they correct a medical problem, they're typically considered a necessary medical device for proper treatment. Talk to your insurance provider about exact coverages.
Tired of foot pain? Custom orthotics can help you walk, stand, and maybe even run without issues again. Schedule an orthotics to visit with one of the podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine through our online appointment maker now.