Custom-made foot orthotic devices may control pain if you have a specific problem, such as an unusual-shaped foot, or if your foot rolls toward the arch (pronation). At Bergen Physical Medicine, we provide our patients with custom foot orthotics because a healthy posture begins with proper alignment, and proper alignment begins in the feet.
Orthotic shoe devices are molded pieces of rubber, leather, metal, plastic, or other synthetic material that are inserted into a shoe. They balance the foot in a neutral position and cushion the foot from too much pounding. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore, take pressure off other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders, and hips. These devices are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort related to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. Generally, the greatest benefit is that they can be worn on a daily basis.
To learn more about foot orthotics as other services we provide at the practice, visit www.bergenphysicalmedicine.com for more information. To schedule an appointment at Bergen Physical Medicine in Fairview, NJ, call 201-945-9993.