Does it hurt whenever you walk? Your foot or ankle might have been injured in
some way, and that can make getting from place to place on a daily basis a
grueling task. Your first thought might be to get extra support for your foot.
This is likely the right idea, but instead of turning to store-bought
solutions, you should instead set up an appointment with Dr. Rozenberg at the
Spine and Disc Center so that she can prescribe custom orthotics that are
perfectly suited for your foot’s unique imbalances.
Why Choose Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers for Orthotics Treatment?
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What are Custom Orthotics?
An orthotic device is a foot pad or heel insert that is worn inside
the shoe for the purpose of providing comfort and supporting the
movement of the foot. Orthotics can be bought over the counter at
the pharmacy or certain retail stores, but such products are
typically made out of cheap material that will only provide a few
days of relief. Custom orthotics are prescribed medical devices made
specifically for your unique feet; they last much longer, and
they’re designed to address your specific problem.
How are Custom Orthotics Made?
Here at Spinatomy, Dr. Rozenberg uses the Foot
Levelers Kiosk to help diagnose foot problems and begin the process
of designing custom orthotics. The Kiosk is a special scanner; you
simply stand on it while it captures the shape and alignment of your
foot and ankle. It can detect imbalances in the foot and show you
how they’re affecting your ability to stand and walk
comfortably. Custom orthotics can then be developed based on the
information gathered by the scanner.
What Conditions Can Custom Orthotics Treat?
We might prescribe custom orthotics for a variety of reasons. Common
medical conditions where you might benefit from additional support
Back Pain: Sometimes a problem with the foot can
cause a misalignment with the ankle that ultimately changes the
way you walk, causing your spine to hurt.
Flat Feet: Also known as fallen arches, having
flat feet means there’s no gap beneath the inner part of the
foot when you stand up, affecting your body’s ability to
properly distribute its weight across the feet and legs.
Hammer Toes: One or more of your toes may be bent
at the joint, becoming hammer shaped and leading to foot pain.
High Arches: If the arch of your foot is
unusually high, it can lead to numerous issues, including
recurring foot pain.
Bunions: A bunion is a bony bump on the joint of
the big toe, which limits its movement and can cause ongoing
Benefits of Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics can be made for specific medical conditions, and
unlike prefabricated orthotics at the store they can be made to
accommodate the unique specifications of your own foot. Wearing a
custom orthotic doesn’t just relieve current pain; it can also
help prevent injury in the future. And in the case of high arches
and other structural problems, custom orthotics can make the
corrections necessary to restore the overall balance of the foot so
that the problem doesn’t get any worse.