What are orthotics?

Arch and heel pain are a common ailment found amongst patients of all ages and backgrounds living in the Ronkonkoma area. Many different kinds of support do exist for adjusting your balance and positioning, but one stands out for its efficiency as a prominent insert brace. Orthotics, or “foot orthoses,” are custom foot supports designed to improve your arch support and balance by addressing the intricacies of your individual body mold.

Custom orthotics are instrumental in the reduction of foot discomfort as well as in the improvement of mobility for a variety of conditions including:

• Heel Pain

• Foot Pain

• Ankle Pain

• Diabetic Foot Ulcers

• Plantar Fasciitis

• Bursitis

• Tendinitis

Patients with these conditions may be recommended a custom-made orthotic in order to improve overall functioning and comfort. Custom-made orthotics are created based from the specific contours of the feet during weight bearing, semi-weight bearing, and non-weight bearing activities through a combination of images and measurements. Orthotics can be made from a variety of materials as well as fit to a variety of footwear options.

Custom-orthotics will provide a longer-term solution to symptomatic pain over general store bought shoe inserts. Custom-orthotics tend to also last longer over store bought shoe inserts as they are made from premium materials as well as for the specificity of your feet.

Depending on the severity of your condition, your podiatrist may recommend a custom orthotic rather than an over-the-counter shoe insert. At Jeffrey S. Muroff DPM, we are experts at identifying your foot care needs. We will use a customized program of services to give your body the best support to stand on. Our Ronkonkoma location treats patients from all over Suffolk County with the latest in podiatric technology and personalized care.

Prescription orthotics are delivered in an assortment of insert formats to give your foot the relief that it needs, bringing you ample protection for balance positioning and system structure. The benefits of prescription orthotics are that they are custom made to fit the needs of your feet which will aid in proper pain alleviation, assisting movement, control of abnormal motion, pressure reduction, function promotion, aid in rehabilitation and correcting shape, and offer heightened posture support.

Dr. Muroff uses one-on-one patient care to determine and assess foot care relief needs for each patient. A comprehensive assessment examine at their Ronkonkoma location begins your journey to better balance, with assistance and resources for your questions and concerns. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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