Did you know that when you run, you’re exerting a pressure on your feet that is four times your body weight? Did you know that women have four times as many foot problems as men? Also that over seventy-five percent of Americans will endure significant foot pains in their lifetime? All of these reasons and more are why you should visit Dr. Gary Feldman, your local Valley Stream Podiatrist.
Foot problems are a serious hindrance to your everyday life. Foot pain, heel pain, and ankle pain are some of the most common reasons why patients visit a podiatrist. At the Valley Stream podiatrist office of Dr. Feldman, we put a special emphasis on biomechanical treatment, orthotic therapy and conservative treatment options to help you avoid surgery. et, once we’ve exhausted all options for treating your problem conservatively,we provide the same level of capability and experience with surgical solutions.
In general most foot pain is the result of a faulty relationship between the bones and muscles of the foot. Even the slightest misalignment can result in significant discomfort. Orthotics are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking patterns, by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.
Orthotics realigns the structures of the foot and leg to prevent bone mal-alignment as well as muscle, tendon, and ligament fatigue. They are often used after surgery to help stop the recurrence of foot deformities. Custom functional foot orthotics are prescription medical devices made from custom molds of your feet. Your Flushing Queens Podiatrist takes into consideration many factors when both acquiring your foot impressions and when writing your personal orthtotic prescription.