The skilled podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists offer many solutions for chronic foot conditions and pain. At their offices in Hoboken and Bloomfield, New Jersey, board-certified physicians, Juliana Paternina, DPM, and Caroline Frugé, DPM, can prescribe custom orthotics to alleviate pain, make it easier to walk, and prevent long-term complications that affect your foot health. Find out how orthotics can work for you by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online now.
Orthotics are special inserts that fit into your shoe to provide support for your feet and ankles. In many cases, orthotics can be custom-made to suit your needs based on your specific condition. Custom-made inserts are designed from a mold of your foot to ensure an exact fit.
The purpose of orthotics is to reduce pressure on your feet and ankle and offer you cushioning and support to reduce your risk for blisters, bunions, and foot deformities.
If you already have structural issues in your feet that interfere with your mobility, such as flatfeet, orthotics can sometimes correct these issues to prevent a worsening of your condition.
If you suffer from chronic pain or difficulties with your mobility, Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists may recommend orthotics as part of your treatment, especially if you have:
Orthotics can also be a useful treatment during your recovery from foot or ankle injuries or surgery.
Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists evaluates your foot health during a physical exam and evaluate how you walk. If you have existing issues, like bone spurs, they may request imaging tests, like X-rays, to determine the severity of your condition.
Customized orthotics are designed to address your specific foot and ankle issues. They can be made from a variety of materials, including durable plastics, to provide the proper support.
The orthotics Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists recommends may include a full shoe insert, an insert to support just your heel, or an insert that extends up to the ankle and calf.
While orthotics may be an ideal treatment for many conditions, Dr. Paternina and Dr. Frugé often combine orthotics use with other therapies, including physical therapy or surgery. They can discuss how often and how long you can expect to use the orthotic devices to alleviate pain and other symptoms.
If you have chronic foot pain or conditions like flatfeet and hammertoe, call Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists today or book an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of orthotics.