Custom orthotics are shoe inserts made just for you, providing the perfect fit to give you the best support. Podiatrists Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, use a state-of-the-art scanner to create custom orthotics, treat foot and ankle conditions, and improve foot mechanics. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about custom orthotics.
Custom orthotics are medical devices for the feet. These orthotics, designed just for you, match precisely the contours and mechanics of your feet.
There are two types of prescription orthotics:
Functional orthotics improve foot function, or how your feet move when you walk or run. These custom orthotics are usually made from plastic or graphite, semi-rigid materials that provide foot support.
Accommodative orthotics provide cushioning and support. These orthotics are made from soft material, reducing the rubbing that causes pain, blisters, corns, and calluses.
AIRE Podiatry Studio recommends orthotics to treat many foot and ankle conditions. You could benefit from custom orthotics to treat your:
The skilled podiatrists might also recommend custom orthotics if you’re a dancer or an athlete with ongoing foot pain. These orthotics can improve how your foot moves in your shoe, reducing pain and possibly improving your athletic performance.
What is covered during your custom orthotics consultation at AIRE Podiatry Studio will depend on your foot and ankle needs. However, you can expect a thorough, patient-focused evaluation.
Your podiatrist reviews your concerns, goals, daily routine, and medical history. They examine your legs, feet, and ankles and might do a gait training analysis to see how your foot moves while you walk. They might also do in-house X-rays to evaluate your foot’s structure.
If they think your foot condition would benefit from custom orthotics, your podiatrist talks to you about the device and how it works. They then use their state-of-the-art scanner to take an image of your footprint, which they use to make your custom orthotics.
You return to AIRE Podiatry Studio when your custom orthotics are ready for fitting. Your podiatrist has you try on your orthotics and makes adjustments as needed. They also provide guidelines on when to wear your orthotics, which could be all the time.
They make routine follow-up appointments to monitor your foot or ankle condition and evaluate your orthotic device, replacing it as needed.
Custom orthotics provide support and comfort for your feet. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.