Orthotics Specialist

Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatry located in Newtown, PA

Orthotics are beneficial for relieving foot pain, but they’re equally as important for resolving knee, hip, and lower back pain, too. If you have chronic pain, schedule an evaluation at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists to see if prescription orthotics are right for you. Either use the online booking feature or call the Newtown, Pennsylvania clinic directly today.

Orthotics Q & A

Why should I wear orthotics?

Unless you have shoes specifically designed for each of your feet — your feet aren’t the exact same, after all — the shoes you wear are designed for everyone who shares your foot size. This one-size-fits-all approach to footwear means that your shoes might not give you support where you need it, or they could be too snug in some areas.

Custom-designed prescription orthotics are made for your feet and your feet only. They are designed to provide support based on your specific needs. Plus, since you can swap out your orthotics between different pairs of shoes, you can always have proper support.

Orthotics are particularly beneficial for relieving pain and discomfort caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Flat feet
  • High or low arches
  • Knee pain
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis (PTTD)

Custom orthotics are even beneficial for correctly aligning your entire skeleton, which can help improve chronic pain issues in your knees, hips, and lower back too.

How are orthotics made?

The podiatry team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists offers several different types of orthotics, based on your own individual needs and lifestyle, as well as your budget. Many men and women benefit from individually designed prescription orthotics.

These personalized shoe inserts are made by gathering 3D imaging of each of your feet. This information is sent to a lab that fabricates your orthotics specifically for you.

Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists even offer several clinical-grade prefabricated orthotics that you can get fitted for right in the office, without having to wait. Your dedicated podiatrist works with you to find just the right orthotics to get you the relief you need.

How often do I need to wear my orthotics?

Once you get fitted for orthotics at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists, it’s important to get in the habit of wearing them regularly. Depending on your activity level and what you do for work, you might have one set of orthotics you wear while exercising and another pair that fits more comfortably in your dress shoes for work. If you skip wearing your orthotics, your underlying pain-causing condition might flare up again, causing you discomfort.

Since custom orthotics are beneficial for improving a wide variety of ailments, get fitted for your set at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists today. Book your visit online or call your closest office.