Orthotics Specialist

Parkchester Family Podiatry -  - Podiatry

Parkchester Family Podiatry

Podiatry located in Bronx, NY

All feet are built differently, which is why getting fitted for orthotics is important: You need personalized support. At Parkchester Family Podiatry PC in the Bronx, you can meet with leading podiatrists Asima Chaudhry, DPM, and Richard Steiner, DPM, who can help you find the best type of orthotics for your unique foot features. Click on the online scheduling tool to book your orthotics evaluation or call the New York City office to speak with a team member.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Everyone’s feet are different — even your own two feet are likely different from each other — and shoes are made in a one-size-fits-all format. 

Orthotics are custom-made or store-bought arch supports, prescription footpads, ankle braces, or orthopedic shoes that are designed to meet the needs of your unique feet. 

What are the benefits of wearing orthotics?

Orthotics from Parkchester Family Podiatry PC provide a host of benefits to get your feet back in good standing. Your set of orthotics can:

  • Provide comfort and relief from many foot conditions
  • Improve your gait and foot performance
  • Provide custom foot and ankle support
  • Prevent and correct foot malformations

Wearing orthotics can also relieve and prevent chronic pain that occurs from overuse (like from standing on your feet all day). 

Why do podiatrists recommend orthotics?

Your dedicated podiatrist at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC carefully examines your feet, ankles, and gait to determine if orthotics may benefit you. The podiatrists often include orthotics as part of an overall foot and ankle treatment plan if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Arch pain
  • Knee pain 
  • Shin splints 
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Runner’s knee
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions or hammertoes

Orthotics are highly recommended for diabetic patients, too. Because of your higher risk of serious foot wounds with diabetes, orthotics can protect your feet and prevent complications. 

How does a podiatrist fit orthotics?

When you come in to Parkchester Family Podiatry PC for your orthotics evaluation, your podiatrist educates you about your underlying condition. They help you select orthotics that are going to be most effective for you, based on your diagnosis and daily lifestyle. 

In some cases, prescription-strength over-the-counter orthotics may be all you need. Your doctor fits you for these orthotics by taking measurements of your feet and evaluating your shoes.

However, your podiatrist may also recommend custom orthotics. These orthotics are designed by a podiatric lab after gathering a plaster mold of each of your feet.

Book your orthotics evaluation online or call Parkchester Family Podiatry PC today.