If you’re experiencing foot pain or your gait is off, a simple insert in your shoe may be all you need to relieve your discomfort. Kentia Jean-Charles, DC, and the integrative medical team at HealthySpine NY Chiropractic in Lynbrook, New York, can provide custom orthotics to relieve your foot discomfort. To see if you might benefit from orthotics, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
An orthotic is an insert for your shoe that provides special support for your footpad or heel. While you can pick up inserts for your shoes from the pharmacy, to get relief from pain or treat a medical condition, custom orthotics may be the better choice. These are individualized inserts prescribed by your doctor.
If you have a problem with your gait or you regularly experience foot pain, you may need orthotics. Common conditions that may require orthotics include:
Orthotics may also provide additional support to relieve pain caused by ankle or heel arthritis and can correct biomechanical issues and improve your gait. In some cases, an orthotic may provide extra cushioning to relieve pain caused by bunions, corns, or hammertoe.
Your HealthySpine NY Chiropractic provider can prescribe orthotics specific to your foot and medical needs. First, they take a mold of your foot, and then the orthotic is created from the mold.
There are two types of orthotics: rigid and soft. Your HealthySpine NY Chiropractic specialist determines which type of orthotic makes the best choice for you.
Rigid orthotics are made from plastic or carbon and generally recommended for walking or close-toed dress shoes. The additional support you get from rigid orthotics may help reduce pain in your feet and lower back.
Soft orthotics are made from a soft material and provide additional cushion to reduce pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers or plantar fasciitis.
Your specialist can even create orthotics to fit a specific type of shoe for you.
Your orthotic should fit your shoe snuggly, while still feeling comfortable. With proper care, your custom-made orthotics should last years. The team at HealthySpine NY Chiropractic recommends you have regular follow-up appointments so they can adjust your orthotics as needed.
For foot pain relief without surgery, call HealthySpine NY Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online to learn more about orthotics.