Orthotics are inserts you wear in your shoes to correct structural abnormalities and support damaged tissue. Christos Kyrou, DPM, Kamal Farha, DPM, and their team at Kyrou Podiatry Associates offer on-site 3D orthotic printing at their offices in Wappingers Falls, Carmel, Poughkeepsie, Mahopac, and Pawling, New York. You can benefit from custom-fitted orthotics designed for your specific needs. Call your nearest Kyrou Podiatry Associates office or request an appointment online today to see how orthotics can help relieve your foot and ankle pain.
Orthotics are footwear inserts that correct foot and gait (walking) abnormalities. They protect your feet, reduce pain, and help some foot conditions heal.
You can buy over-the-counter orthotics that might help relieve the discomfort of minor foot conditions. These mass-produced shoe inserts cost less than custom orthotics (inserts that podiatrists design to your specific needs). But wearing the wrong orthotics won’t help and could worsen your condition.
Consulting the Kyrou Podiatry Associates team is the best way to ensure that you have the most effective orthotics.
Orthotics play a vital role in treating many foot and ankle conditions, including:
Orthotics also cushion and protect the feet of people with diabetic ulcers (open sores resistant to healing).
Orthotics can be rigid, soft, or a combination of the two.
Rigid orthotics are made of materials like carbon fiber and hard plastic. They absorb shock when you walk or run and adjust the joint alignment in your feet and ankles. They also offset different leg lengths and reduce overpronation (where your foot and ankle bend too far inward). This reduces the aching and pain in your feet, legs, and lower back.
Soft orthotics support and cushion your feet. The foam rubber and gel they’re made of absorb shock, relieve pressure on painful parts of your feet, and improve balance. Soft orthotics also reduce friction between your feet and footwear.
Semi-rigid orthotics offer rigid orthotic control with soft orthotic cushioning. These orthotics are suitable for people who have several foot problems. Semi-rigid orthotics also promote improved athletic performance.
The Kyrou Podiatry Associates team provides on-site custom orthotic services. If orthotics can help with your foot or ankle condition, your podiatrist assesses the foot’s structure and determines where an orthotic needs to provide correction and support.
They produce a 3D-printed orthotic from computerized images of the foot. This ensures that your orthotics fit your feet and offer the exact correction.
Call Kyrou Podiatry Associates or request your custom orthotics fitting online today.