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By Joseph Stuto, DPM
March 10, 2020
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Foot Orthotics  

How foot orthotics from your podiatrists in Brooklyn, NY, can help you and your feet

Foot pain can keep you on the couch! Fortunately, you can get relief from foot pain with a custom-fit orthotic provided by your podiatrist. Dr. Joseph C. Stuto and Dr. Joseph A. Stuto at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry offer a wide range of podiatry services, including custom-fit orthotics. They have two convenient office locations in Brooklyn, NY, to help you and your feet feel better.

Custom-fit orthotics provided by your podiatrist are more effective than over-the-counter orthotics because custom-fit orthotics are made just for you, with your individual foot issues. Your podiatrist uses exact measurements and impressions to create your custom-fit orthotics.

There are several types of foot orthotics, and your podiatrist can help you decide which is the right choice for you. Consider:

  • Soft orthotics, which act as shock absorbers and can help with balance; soft orthotics take the pressure off of your tired feet and are a great choice for people with diabetic foot issues. Arthritis in your feet can also be helped with soft orthotics. They are made of cushioned materials and cover the entire sole of your foot.
  • Semi-rigid orthotics, which aid balance and are helpful if you play sports, walk, run, or do other types of exercise; semi-rigid orthotics are also used to treat children that have flat feet. These orthotics are made of both cushioned and rigid materials.
  • Rigid orthotics, which limit joint motion and provide relief from tendon strain and muscle pain in your legs, thighs, and your lower back; rigid orthotics are made of rigid plastic and can be worn for walking or placed in dress shoes.

Don’t let foot pain get you down. You can get relief starting with a simple phone call. Talk with the experts, Dr. Joseph C. Stuto and Dr. Joseph A. Stuto at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry, with two offices in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 624-7537 or (718) 567-1403. Get relief from foot pain by calling today!