Want fast answers to your top questions about foot and ankle problems? Farmingdale podiatrist Dr. Gasparini gives you the answers you need to get back on your feet again.
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What shoes can I wear with orthotics?
It is rather common to wonder how orthotics work with shoes. These devices are intended to be used as inserts into footwear to help correct a medical condition. The orthotic devices we provide in our Nassau County podiatrist office are customized for you and will be able to work in most styles of footwear you already own.
While they can be used in a wide array of shoes, orthotics work particularly well with athletic shoes, work boots, and shoes worn in the office. Most casual footwear models will also work well with your orthotics. They work best in shoes that have a removable insole.
There is a possibility that a pair of custom orthotics will be beneficial for a painful foot or ankle condition that is ailing you or someone you care about. Come see our doctors at Foot Specialists of Long Island and we can develop a treatment plan that works for you. If this includes a pair of orthotics, we will discuss how they work with your footwear.
Call our Long Island, NY foot doctor office for more information at (516) 804-9038 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.
How can orthotics help with foot pain?
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.