What do orthotics do?
Orthotics in NYC is more of a specialty service within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture, and application of orthoses. An orthosis by definition is “an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system”. At Millennium Podiatry, our team of experienced physicians offers orthotics for patients suffering from foot pain that could be the result of an underlying condition. In some cases, orthotics can also help reduce the need for surgery in patients suffering from flat feet. If you are in need of treatment for foot pain, contact our New York, NY office to schedule your initial consultation.
Who needs custom orthotics?
Orthotics are used for the following reasons:
- Control, guide, limit, and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason
- To restrict movement in a given direction
- To assist movement generally
- To reduce weight-bearing forces for a particular purpose
- To aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
- To otherwise correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain
Since orthotics combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, and engineering. Patients benefit from these devices to treat spina bifida, or cerebral palsy, or have experienced a spinal cord injury or stroke. They can also be used prophylactically or to optimize sports performance.
"I have been a patient of Drs. Suzanne Levine and Everett Lautin for the past twenty five years and am more than happy to attest to their unwavering excellence on every level. As for the orthotics , custom made for me, for the first time in my life, I could walk free from the excruciating pain of shin splints,fallen arches and actual open sores that would develop from my 4NN sized heels. I also took advantage of their other forte,skin care products and injectables,such as Botox and those that followed... Their staff is amenable,the office runs smoothly and in a timely fashion,not to mention they are also great regarding follow-ups! Every aspect of your procedure is explained in detail, including some you might just be considering. If you are tired of the "mills" currently passing as physician's offices, treat yourself to the quality and calming experience of top-notch professionals. You will definitely appreciate the difference !!!"- marie mchugh / Google / Nov 17, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions about Orthotics
How are orthotics different from inserts?
While inserts can be bought in the store without a prescription, orthotics are made custom for your specific feet concerns. Orthotics can be effective in helping treat feet pain caused by several different factors. These can include diabetes, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis.
How do I know which type of orthotics are right for me?
When you visit Millennium Podiatry, our skilled experts will conduct a thorough evaluation of your feet. This may include 3D imaging in order to evaluate which type of orthotics may be ideal for you. The two main types of orthotics are functional and accommodative, and they are made from two separate materials.
Will I need to attend follow-up appointments for orthotics?
Once you receive your custom orthotics, you may need to attend follow-up appointments in order to have the health of your feet monitored. At this time, any necessary adjustments can be made to your treatment plan. As always, you can contact our NYC facility if you have any questions or concerns following treatment.
Reduce Flat Feet and Plantar Fasciitis Pain with Orthotics
Orthotics are shoe inserts that treat or alleviate foot disorders. Many are available over the counter, but we provide our patients with top quality, custom-made inserts molded from foot impression casts.
Our orthotics are manufactured from the highest quality materials available today, and our 30-point quality assurance program allows us to engineer your custom orthotic devices according to the highest quality standards in the industry.
Foot and Ankle-Foot are the most common types to treat and typically service functional and rehabilitation purposes.
To discuss orthotics as a means to treat or alleviate your foot disorder and get measured for custom-made inserts – schedule an appointment today with Dr. Levine at our Park Avenue office! And if you aren’t sure if orthotics will resolve the issue you are having – don’t worry. Just schedule a ‘General Consultation’ and you can discuss it privately in person with Dr. Levine during your appointment.