Custom Orthotics - Podiatrist in Rochester, Fairport and Greece, NY - Joseph DiPrima, DPM
Dr. Joseph DiPrima of Advanced Footcare Center of Rochester discusses the use of Custom Orthotics. Custom Orthotics can help correct biomechanical problems of the foot to alleviate heel pain and other foot problems.
Orthotics, also known as orthoses, refers to any device inserted into a shoe, ranging from felt pads to custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern. Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. While over-the-counter orthotics are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthoses can since they are not custom made to fit an individual's unique foot structure.
Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes, and materials and fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.
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