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Can Orthotics Help You?
By Marc Goldberg, D.P.M.
May 22, 2019
Category: Orthotics
Tags: Orthotics  

Find out who can benefit from getting custom shoe inserts.

Many people come into our office complaining of foot pain, deformities, or pinched nerves. Of course, through a thorough examination our orthoticsKensington, Olney, Silver Spring, and Camp Springs/Clinton, MD, podiatrists Dr. Michael Frank, Dr. Marc Goldberg, and Dr. Adam Lowy are often able to pinpoint biomechanical issues within the foot that could lead to these problems. While designing your individualized treatment plan we may recommend custom orthotics.


What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are inserts that are placed into your shoes that help redistribute weight evenly among the foot to eliminate pain, absorb shock, and provide the arches and heels with cushioning and support. Your podiatrist may recommend getting orthotics if the muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments in the foot are not functioning properly. By getting custom orthotics early on when symptoms first arise you can prevent them from getting worse.


Which kind of orthotics is right for you?

Patients who are dealing with common problems such as heel pain may find that custom orthotics can provide them with what they need to reduce their pain. Those dealing with specific foot problems such as flat feet or arthritis can also benefit from custom orthotics. It’s worth the investment to get custom orthotics if you are dealing with structural issues, deformities, or chronic conditions, as we can specially craft shoe inserts to address your specific needs.


What can custom orthotics help with?

Custom orthotics could be helpful for you if you are dealing with:

  • Foot or ankle pain
  • Lower back or leg pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin splints

Athletes and other individuals can even use them to prevent ankle sprains, foot pain, fatigue, and sports-related injuries.

Family Foot & Ankle Associates of Maryland is proud to serve Kensington, Olney, Silver Spring, and Camp Springs/Clinton, MD, making it easier for patients of all ages to get the foot and ankle care they need. If you want to find out if your feet could benefit from custom orthotics, then give us a call today.