Foot Orthotics

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center -  - Integrated Medical Clinic

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florham Park, NJ

If you stand on your feet all day and need extra support or have foot pain, try custom orthotic insoles from Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center. Located in Florham Park, New Jersey, the team offers custom orthotics for a variety of foot issues, including high and fallen arches, Achilles tendonitis, and bunions. To get relief from foot pain and feel great on your feet, call or schedule an orthotic consultation online today.

Foot Orthotics Q & A

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are devices used to correct foot and ankle issues without surgery. There are different types of orthotics depending on your needs. Common types of orthotics include:

  • Heel lifts
  • Arch supports
  • Orthotic insoles
  • Insoles for specific types of shoes, including athletic shoes, flats, and work boots
  • Custom orthotic sandals and slippers

 

Depending on the condition of your feet and the type of activities you do regularly, the team can determine which types of orthotics are best for you. Orthotics can be worn full-time while you’re working or may be used for specific activities – like running, relaxing at home, or wearing high heels.

Do I Need Orthotics?

While there are many types of over-the-counter insoles that you can purchase at your local drugstore, they do not provide the same level of support or cushion as custom-made orthotics. Custom orthotics are beneficial if you have problems with:

  • High arches
  • Fallen arches
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • Anatomical deformities
  • Foot trauma
  • Ankle sprains

 

To determine if you can benefit from orthotics, the team completes a comprehensive evaluation and examination of your feet to determine if you’re experiencing specific foot issues or if your feet are causing issues elsewhere, including your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.

How are Custom Orthotics Made?

To make custom orthotics, your doctor first performs a digital scan of your feet using state-of-the-art equipment in the office. For the scan, you’ll remove your shoes and socks and clean your feet before standing on the scanning device.

You’ll stand normally for a minute or two while the scanner is running. The scanner sends an image of your feet to a computer, which analyzes your foot structure using specialized software. The software can help determine the height of your arches, areas of extra pressure on your feet, and the effect your feet have on your posture.

The software then creates a digital orthotic – which is manufactured off-site – to address your specific issues. You return to the office once your orthotics are ready and your doctor ensures they fit in your shoes. In some cases, you’ll need to remove the existing insole in your shoes for a proper fit.

Your doctor then outlines how often to wear your orthotics over the next few weeks to get used to them. It’s common to experience some mild soreness as your feet adjust – similar to muscle soreness after exercising.

Don’t deal with foot pain anymore. Get effective support with orthotics from Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center. Call or click now to book your visit.