The Excellent Benefits of Orthotic Inserts
One of the many important aspects of foot and ankle care is the prevention of foot and ankle problems from happening in the first place. Of course, you should always perform self-foot inspections, wear properly fitting shoes, and do strength and flexibility exercises several times a week, but custom orthotic shoe inserts can greatly contribute to your overall foot and ankle health. Inserts are professionally designed to add the proper support and to heal a variety of foot problems by treating abnormalities and imbalances in your foot’s structure.
What Can Custom Orthotic Inserts Do for Me?
- Correction of abnormal foot structure—Issues like bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, tendonitis, flat feet, and high arches, can all be treated with orthotic inserts.
- Relief of pain and discomfort—The additional cushioning can help relieve the pain from many conditions including corns, calluses, and arch conditions like plantar fasciitis.
- Stabilization—Computer designed inserts that help with balance and ankle wobbling can be instrumental in preventing falls in the elderly and diabetic patients.
- Surgery avoidance—Proper use of orthotics by a skilled podiatrist can eliminate the need for more invasive procedures including surgery and casting.
- Help with diabetic foot problems—In combination with specially made shoes, custom orthotic inserts can prevent the formation of diabetic foot ulcers and other mishaps that may lead to infection and amputation.
Getting the full benefits out of orthotic inserts requires the services of an experienced foot care professional for a proper evaluation of your foot structure and implementation of treatment parameters. At Monroe Foot & Ankle, Dr. Elliott M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, flat feet and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high-quality service for patients across central New Jersey. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155 for an appointment.