Orthotics is a catch-all word for many devices that are used to help with foot pain. An orthotic can be custom-made for your unique foot. Some are meant to change the way you walk so that your gait is controlled; others provide special cushioning or compensate for deformities in your feet. Orthotics can also be bought at a drug store and slipped into your shoe. Some simply add cushioning, and others offer arch or heel support in spots where it may be needed. The main goal of an orthotic is to get rid of pain or fix an existing foot condition that may be causing problems for you. Using these devices could even help with pain further up in your knees or hips.
There are many benefits for using supports in your shoes. If you think they might help your foot pain, Dr. Mark Gasparini in Massapequa, NY can help you out. Just call (516) 804-9038 or use our online contact page to make an appointment today.