Who Needs Orthotics?

Everyone has to walk or run to get from one location to another. You are constantly putting the weight on your feet, leading to discomfort or even pain down the road. For many people that deal with pain and discomfort from constantly moving or standing, some are not aware that their problems stem from the lowest part of their body. For some, simply getting fitted for orthotics can make all the difference in the world, and Dr. Jeffrey Muroff, a podiatrist in Ronkonkoma, can help you today!

What exactly are orthotics, though? Orthotics are different than regular insoles, in that they cannot simply be bought in a store. Orthotics are specifically designed for your shoes to help alleviate pain or discomfort by rectifying a possible physical trait. A podiatrist will typically take a three dimensional image of each foot and have the inserts specially made to support your feet. How do you know if you should invest in custom orthotics? There are a few different factors that one can look at:

-If you have flat-feet

-If you have a high-arch

-If you have a noticeable difference in leg length, (one leg is longer/shorter than the other)

-If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of thirty and over.

A podiatrist in Ronkonkoma can find the best use of orthotics for any individuals experiencing pain or discomfort. Orthotics also can also serve to prevent that same pain or discomfort from reoccurring again. Some common foot ailments that custom orthotics have been proven to help treat are:

-Plantar Fasciitis

-Pain related to diabetic symptoms

-Tendinitis

-Supporting one’s posture

If you have any other questions about custom orthotics, or want to meet with Dr. Jeffrey Muroff, the best podiatrist in Ronkonkoma, to receive your own custom orthotics today, contact us today at 631-588-0888

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