If you live with ongoing foot and ankle pain, a great pair of custom orthotics might be a great treatment option. Men and women living in and around Gramercy Park, New York City, have access to Ramin Zaghi, DPM, a highly skilled podiatrist who offers customized orthotics designed to meet your exact set of needs. Call the office today to book a visit, or try the easy online scheduling tool.
Orthotics are special shoes or shoe inserts that are designed to improve specific foot conditions. They are available by prescription, and can also relieve pain in your back and legs.
Many podiatrists consider orthotics a powerful treatment option, and the right pair can even help you avoid more invasive treatment options down the line. It’s important to work with a professional when choosing orthotics. While there are many products online and in stores that promise to deliver lasting relief, orthotics are a form of professional medical equipment.
The right pair of orthotics can transform your daily routines. Some of the reasons Dr. Zaghi might prescribe a set of custom orthotics include:
While over-the-counter shoe inserts or products sold online may be able to provide a degree of cushioning to your favorite shoes, they can’t match the power of a great pair of customized orthotics.
Dr. Zaghi performs a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation prior to prescribing custom orthotics. A physical exam, imaging, and other diagnostic tools provide insight into how your feet are functioning and how the rest of your body is affected.
There are numerous options when it comes to the type of orthotics and the materials used in manufacturing. Dr. Zaghi only uses orthotics that go through a custom casting and fabrication process at one of the top labs in the country. This results in a pair of orthotics that are crafted to fit the exact specifications of your feet.
Material types include plastic, carbon fiber, or softer fabrics. You might need a full-shoe insert or a smaller insert that sits in the heel portion of your shoe. Orthotics might be part of a larger treatment plan or be an effective standalone measure.
If you’re tired of aching feet and ankles, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zaghi to learn more about what custom orthotics can do for you. Online scheduling is available, or you are always welcome to call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.