5 Reasons to Try Orthotic Inserts for Foot Pain Relief


For great foot health, you should always use the correct footwear with the optimal inserts that treat your feet the best. Keeping your feet in good shape is easier when you perform regular foot inspections to check for any cuts and infections. Trying custom orthotic inserts can be a fun and effective way to provide excellent foot and ankle support.

5 great reasons to use orthotics:

  1. Pain relief—Superior cushioning and support provide vast comfort and relief from many foot and ankle problems.

  2. Arch support—Good arch support is essential to overall foot function. Custom orthotics are specially made to follow the unique shape of your foot and will help treat and avoid conditions like bunions, hammertoes, and corns.

  3. Balance and stabilization—Braces can help with weak ankles and poor balance which are two of the main causes of debilitating falls and fractures, especially in the elderly.

  4. Help for diabetic patientscustom orthotic inserts can help treat injuries and dangerous infections that can lead to possible amputation.

  5. Avoid surgery—Orthotics are a fantabulous way to treat a multitude of foot problems without the need for surgery. It is a great option for those who want to exhaust all conservative treatments.

Our board-certified podiatrists, Andrew Shapiro, DPM and Michael Barkin, DPM, will help you find the right orthotics for your feet. With access to advanced technologies, and with years of experience diagnosing and treating a variety of foot and ankle problems, we can assist you with problems like heel pain, ankle sprains, diabetic foot care, toe deformities, nail fungus, and skin problems. Andrew Shapiro, DPM and Michael Barkin, DPM is conveniently located in Valley Stream, New York to accommodate all of your foot care needs. Contact us online or call (516) 825-3860, or book an appointment online today!