Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom made to fit you and to treat painful conditions such as flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot) and neuromas (swollen or thickened nerve in the ball of your foot). At our Murray Hill Podiatry office, Gary B. Feldman, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) will explain to you that Orthotics are meant to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern, by slightly altering the angles at which your foot hit a walking or running surface. Flat feet occur when the arch on the inside of your feet is flattened, allowing your entire foot to touch the floor when you stand up. A common and usually painless condition, flat feet may occur when the arches don’t develop during childhood. In other cases, flat feet can be caused by an injury or from the simple wear-and-tear stresses of age. Flat feet can also cause problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can force your ankles to turn inward and throws off the alignment of your legs. If you aren’t experiencing any pain, no treatment is usually necessary for flat feet.
Dr. Feldman, providing exceptional podiatric care for over 30 years, stays educated on the most up to date research and technology and strongly believes in passing that along to our patients. This way you can be partners in helping to make the best possible decisions in regard to your foot care and treatment. At the practice of Dr. Feldman knows that orthotics is the single best non-surgical therapy for foot and ankle pain of all kinds. By stabilizing the foot and decreasing abnormal motion and pressure, orthotics can reduce discomfort and alleviate pain in the affected areas. The foot and ankle specialists at Murray Hill Podiatry can recommend and prescribe the precise orthotics that will correct or improve your foot or ankle condition. People can begin to develop foot conditions from disease, injury or overuse. Pedorthics is the design and modification of footwear and foot orthotics to ease these conditions.
Modern orthotics are cost effective and look so good, it’s hard to even notice a foot condition exists. When you do have a foot condition, however, you need to turn to a Doctor who is, not only knowledgeable, but listens and responds. At our Murray Hill Podiatry practice, Dr. Feldman and his dedicated staff meet these criteria and will supply you with the personalized attention and treatment you deserve.