The Value of a New York Orthotics Specialist
At Foot & Ankle Restore, we offer our patients in the Co-Op City area of the Bronx a wide range of orthotics options that are specifically designed and fitted to your feet. Our podiatrists will work with you to determine the best and most practical solutions for your needs and for the health of your feet and ankles. Here are some things you should know about orthotics and how they can help you stay mobile and comfortable now and into the future.
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are prescribed by your physician to correct issues that can affect the way you walk, stand or run. Unlike over-the-counter and one-size-fits-all shoe inserts and ankle wraps, your orthotic devices are custom-fitted to your foot and ankle. This allows them to create the most comfortable fit and the exact degree of correction you need to feel your best when carrying out your regular routine. Your podiatrist will take careful measurements of your feet to create orthotics solutions that are precisely right for you.
Types of Orthotics
There are several different types of orthotic devices. One of the most important ways in which these treatment options are classified is according to the materials used in their construction:
- Soft or accommodative orthotics devices are designed to cushion feet and to relieve some of the pressure that would otherwise cause pain or discomfort in patients with certain podiatric issues. Soft orthotics are often used to treat foot ulcers associated with diabetes, bone spurs, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. You may also need special corrective shoes to ensure that your soft orthotics devices work properly and provide protection for your feet and ankles.
- Rigid or functional orthotics are constructed from carbon fiber or plastic materials. These devices offer added support to the feet and can typically reposition the foot to ensure the greatest mobility and comfort for patients who wear these prescription appliances.
At Foot & Ankle Restoration, our podiatrists will examine your foot carefully and will ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your condition.
If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment with our team, call Foot & Ankle Restoration today at 718-671-2233. Our Co-Op City podiatrists will be happy to work with you to create the most effective treatments for all your needs.