What are orthotics?
An orthotic is a device used to correct misalignment in the foot. Orthotics reduce the pain and stress placed on your feet, ankles, knees and low back by realigning and redirecting your foot while it is resting or in motion.
At our office we utilize diagnostic imaging to analyze your foot’s biomechanics, weight distribution, and structure to create the perfect orthotic for you.
What are orthotics used for?
- Foot pain
- Hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain
- Neck pain
- Flat foot
- High arches
Q: Should I wear my custom orthotics all the time?
A: It is important to wear your orthotics as much as possible. Orthotics work on the structure of your foot so they may be uncomfortable at first in the problem areas. Our physicians will create a plan to ensure that you are increasing your time wearing them at a healthy rate.
Q: Do I need to purchase shoes for my orthotics?
A: Any shoe that has a removable insole should be compatible with orthotics. Simply remove your insole and replace it with the custom orthotic.
Q: Will my muscles get weaker if I wear my orthotics?
A: In fact, wearing your custom orthotics will ensure that you are using the correct muscle groups, minimizing fatigue and allowing your muscles to be used more effectively.
Q: If I my orthotics don’t fit well, can I get them adjusted?
A: Absolutely. Our office has a simple and easy process for fixing orthotics. Just inform your doctor on the follow up appointment and we will make sure you get a new pair that fits better.
Orthotics are currently available at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine. For more information, call 908-754-1960 or book your appointment today!