Custom Orthotics

Podiatry located in Midtown, New York, NY

Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

Each foot and ankle has a total of 33 joints. Bearing the body’s weight makes feet and ankles more susceptible to arthritis and its painful, often debilitating symptoms. If you are experiencing pain, custom Orthotics can help. Grand Central Podiatry: Ernest Levi, DPM, in the Midtown neighborhood of New York City, New York, is equipped with a skilled podiatrist with years of experience treating feet and ankles. Ernest Levi, DPM, helps patients live long and healthy lives through excellent care. Call the office at (607) 536-4515 to speak with compassionate staff. Or request an appointment online at your convenience.

Custom Orthotics Q&A

Why would I need custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics help to distribute weight more evenly across the surface of the foot, improving balance and comfort. Orthotic devices provide foot protection, absorb shock, create better motion control, improve foot and leg movements, and can even reduce muscle fatigue.

Additional benefits include:

  • Proper support for the feet
  • Joint protection
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Better balance
  • Improved well being

If you have a condition like arthritis, you’ll need specialized foot care, including custom orthotics. Some diseases can be excruciating and even debilitating. Having to bear the body’s weight makes ankles and feet more susceptible to certain conditions and their symptoms.

Custom orthotics also help to prevent injury.

How do custom orthotics prevent injury?

The feet take a pounding while jumping, running, or walking, especially in people who spend a lot of time on their feet. Fortunately, custom orthotics can help prevent and treat many types of bone and muscle problems, including injuries to muscles, tendons, and joints and stress fractures.

Scientific research shows custom orthotics can help prevent injuries such as knee pain, medial tibial stress syndrome, and plantar fasciitis. 

According to various research findings, custom foot orthotics reduce the risk of injuries by 28% and stress fractures by 41%. Over-the-counter shock absorbing insoles didn’t produce the same protective effects.

Custom-made orthotic devices provide much-needed support where needed while preventing pressure and friction on sore spots.

Can custom orthotics improve athletic performance?

Custom orthotics also help people improve their athletic performance. Wearing orthotics specifically designed for athletic activity helps to reduce the force load and technical demands of a specific sport, helping produce more precise and efficient movements. 

Moreover, custom orthotics help distribute weight more evenly across the surface of the foot, improving balance. Orthotic devices also provide foot protection but absorb shock and provide better motion control, improving leg and foot movements,  and can even reduce muscle fatigue. 

For best athletic performance, your athletic custom orthotics should be designed for your specific physical activity. Podiatrists like Dr. Levi can provide customized orthotics for your unique needs as well as professional techniques to ease any uncomfortable symptoms and manage pain.

Custom orthotics and other podiatry services available at Grand Central Podiatry: Ernest Levi, DPM, works to improve patients' quality of life and get them back to the daily activities they love. 

Call the office at (607) 536-4515 to get started. Or request more information online.