What are orthotics?
Orthotics, or orthoses, are medical devices you wear to correct problems with your foot, ankle, or knee. Most people think of orthotics as the padded insoles you find at the pharmacy, but orthotic devices can include any of the following:
Simplest of all orthotics, foot pads are thin devices that help with pain at the front of your foot. You can put foot pads on the bottom of your foot or inside a shoe.
This group of orthotics includes insoles, arch supports, and footbeds you place inside your shoe. These inserts treat various issues, including arthritis and flat feet.
These orthotics support your ankle and correct problems such as ankle arthritis and tendonitis. Ankle braces don’t fit into your shoe but go around your ankle instead.
What conditions can benefit from orthotics?
Orthotics help correct a variety of problems by providing alignment and support to your foot and ankle. Foot problems benefitting from orthotics include:
Hammer toe or mallet toe
Diabetic foot problems
Uneven limb length deformities
What’s the difference between custom orthotics and store-bought orthotics?
While store-bought orthotics may seem appealing because of the price tag, the custom orthotics from West Morris Foot and Ankle have numerous advantages over store-bought ones, including:
While the insoles you buy from a pharmacy may last a year or two, custom orthotics last up to 5 years, which makes them a better long-term investment.
The doctors at West Morris Foot and Ankle use a digital scan of your foot to make your orthotics. Doing so ensures a comfortable fit that corrects your unique problem.
More support and alignment
Sometimes an inexpensive insole from the drugstore is all you need to correct a foot problem. However, if you’ve already tried this and it didn’t work, you may need the advanced support and correction from custom orthotics
Are You Looking for Orthotics in Roxbury, NJ?
If you are looking for foot pain treatment, you should reach out to a well trained podiatrist. Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact us online or at our office at (973) 370-3759.
Monday: By Appointment only
Tuesday: 9AM - 6PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 6PM
Thursday: By Appointment only
Friday: 9AM - 4PM
Saturday: 9AM - 1PM
151 State Route 10, Suite 102
Succasunna, NJ 07869