Foot orthotics offer significant benefits, including improved alignment, pain relief, and enhanced mobility. They are custom-made shoe inserts designed to support the feet and correct biomechanical issues. The process begins with a thorough assessment by a podiatrist, who examines the patient's feet and gait. Advanced technologies, such as 3D scanning or plaster casting, are used to create a precise mold of the feet. From this mold, orthotics are crafted from materials like EVA foam, plastic, or carbon fiber to provide optimal support and comfort. People with flat feet, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and sports injuries can benefit from wearing orthotics. The inserts also can help to improve posture and prevent further complications, making them valuable for athletes, elderly individuals, and anyone experiencing foot discomfort. If you are seeking information about whether foot orthotics can benefit you, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for an exam.

If you are experiencing discomfort in your feet and would like to try custom orthotics, contact one of our podiatrists from Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain. 

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Shoe inserts come in a wide variety and are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct overarched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you or if you have a more severe foot concern, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high-quality, custom inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and severe forms of heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you're experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist about the possibility of using custom orthotics or shoe inserts. A podiatrist can determine which type of custom orthotic or shoe insert is right for you and help you take the first steps toward being pain-free.

If you have any questions please contact one of our offices located in Holmdel and Middletown, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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