Types of Custom Orthotics Available

Types of Custom Orthotics Available

Do your feet hurt after a long day at work? If so, have you considered custom orthotics? Available from the Brooklyn, NY, offices of Drs. orthoticsJoseph C. Stuto and Joseph A. Stuto, orthotics come in three main categories that vary in size, shape, and materials. Read on to learn how they can help you and your feet!


More About Custom Orthotics

Bunions, corns, calluses, and hammertoes are just a few of the foot conditions that orthotics are designed to correct and accommodate. Coming in a variety of forms such as felt pads and/or custom-made shoe inserts, orthotics fix abnormalities and support people during various activities, such as standing, walking, and running.

Of course, you can always buy over-the-counter inserts, and while they do alleviate some very mild symptoms, nothing beats the custom orthotics from our Brooklyn offices. This is because our orthotics are designed around your unique foot structure and, therefore, specifically focused on helping you with your specific needs.

Custom orthotics come in three categories that are designed to combine functionality, control, and protection, as you'll see from the types of orthotics mentioned below.


Types of Orthotics

  • Rigid Orthotics: Rigid orthotic can eliminate aches and pains in your legs, thighs, and lower back because they're made of firm materials, plastic, or carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics control foot function and are generally used for the distress caused by regular walking.
  • Soft Orthotics: Soft orthotics help people regain balance and reduce foot pressure by absorbing shock because they're made of cushioning material. Soft orthotics are beneficial for people suffering from diabetes and arthritis.
  • Semi-Rigid Orthotics: Semi-rigid orthotics treat children suffering from foot disorders like in-toeing or out-toeing disorders by providing foot balance. They're made of plastic or fiber and soft cushioning material.


Do you need a consultation?

If you have any questions or would like more information about custom orthotics, call Drs. Joseph C. Stuto and Joseph A. Stuto in Brooklyn, NY, at (718) 624-7537 for the Remsen St. office, or (718) 567-1403 for the 7th Avenue location.

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