7 Foot Conditions That Can Benefit From Custom Orthotics

Aug 03, 2023
 7 Foot Conditions That Can Benefit From Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics may make all the difference between a foot condition that holds you back and one that’s well-managed. Learn about the benefits of these devices, including the conditions they treat.

Foot pain can make virtually every task you attempt more difficult, from walking around your home and exercising to getting restful sleep. And such pain is common, affecting up to 87% of people at some point.

Custom orthotics have much to offer if you’d like to avoid more invasive treatments like surgery.

At Mayfair Foot Care in Commack, New York, Drs. Edward Buro, Christine Peterson, and Rosario Saccomanno prescribe custom orthotics for a range of common and painful foot conditions.

Read on to learn more about these special devices, including conditions orthotics treat.

How custom orthotics work

After an exam that includes gathering images of your feet, custom orthotics are created specifically for the unique needs of your feet. 

Once created and placed within your shoes, orthotics help your feet in several ways: by keeping your feet in proper positions, adding support and cushioning, or combining both.

Conditions that benefit from custom orthotics

In addition to general pain and discomfort in your feet, custom orthotics can help lower your risk for injuries — such as a sprain or strain associated with ankle instability.  

Some of the most common conditions we treat using custom orthotics include:

  1. Bunions
  2. Chronic heel pain
  3. Corns and calluses
  4. Foot trauma
  5. Neuromas
  6. Plantar fasciitis
  7. Hammertoes

Given the important role your feet play in your posture and body alignment, orthotics may also help minimize pain in your lower back, hips, and knees. Custom shoe inserts may also enhance the healing process after a foot-related injury, such as a stress fracture. 

Additional ways to manage your foot pain

While custom orthotics may be all you need to regain comfort or manage a painful condition, you should still aim to take good care of your feet. And in some cases, custom orthotics serve as a useful component of a multi-faceted treatment plan. 

Depending on the specifics of your foot condition, our team may also recommend the following:

  • Routine podiatrist checkups
  • Positive foot hygiene habits
  • Wearing supportive shoes 
  • Avoiding narrow and high-heeled footwear
  • Rest, cold packs, and elevation, particularly for injuries
  • Physical therapy 
  • A splint or walking boot
  • Anti-inflammatory pain medication

You may also need to replace your custom orthotics with new ones after several years of frequent use. Thankfully, custom orthotics are designed specifically for your feet and last far longer than basic inserts. 

Call Mayfair Foot Care or book an appointment through our website today to learn more about custom orthotics or get started on the path to less pain and greater stability.