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Posts for category: Orthotics

By Dr Mary Ann D'Amara
April 02, 2022
Category: Orthotics

This is a question asked by many patients each day. Orthotics can solve a multitude of problems depending on each individuals needs.

Many active boys and girls playing sports can develop shin splints or heel pain called Sever’s  Disease. Adults that stand for long periods of time or walk excessively at work can suffer from plantar fasciitis. Seniors can have an imbalance due to joint degeneration at the hips or knees. These are only a few examples on what problems an orthotic can improve.

While over the counter inserts may help some people, orthotics are a prescription device specifically made for each individual foot. They are removable and can fit into different types of shoes. An orthotic is usually prescribed to reduce and eliminate pain, avoid joint damage and slow down the progression of foot deformities such as bunions. After a podiatry evaluation, a computerized scan of the patient’s feet is taken. A written prescription is sent to the lab with the scan for fabrication.

Anyone that has interest in orthotics or questions should see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

By Dr Evan Vieira
January 12, 2022
Category: Orthotics

It is freezing outside! But, even during the frigid temps and gloomy days of winter the action never stops here at Advanced Podiatry.  

One of the most common questions our patients have is in regard to the use of custom orthotics in their ski boots. Our patients LOVE their orthotics. Most use them for all activities and have multiple pairs for specific activities.  So, ski season is no different! 
 
We can fabricate a custom made device designed for use in ski boots. This allows our patients to have the same type of of comfort and support they have come to expect from our world-class orthotic devices.  
 
January is also a great time to come in and be evaluated for new orthotics for spring and summer as well. Our custom made, graphite-polymer devices are made from scratch and ordering them now ensures you are ready to go when the weather starts to warm up a bit.  It will before you know it! 
 
Regardless, of whether your love the snow covered slopes of Vermont or the sun kissed shores of the beach the team at Advanced Podiatry is here to help. 
 
Call today for your appointment! 
Custom Foot Orthotics [CFO's] are of great benefit for young athletes in all sports. 
 
The prevention of many foot, ankle, and knee overuse problems is one of the biggest benefits of Custom Foot Orthotics. 
 
Regardless of the particular sport, Custom Foot Orthotics provide proper and optimum foot alignment and biomechanics. Custom Foot Orthotics provide enhanced performance like better balance, speed, and stability.
 
Custom Foot Orthotics do  more than support the arch. They help to properly position and align the feet, ankles, the entire lower extremity, and the spine.
 
Often, parents and coaches will ask does my athlete need Custom Foot Orthotics? It’s better to ask, would the athlete benefit? The answer is: almost always, when done properly. The award winning team of expert podiatrists of Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Maspeth, Plainview, and Coram use a state of the art computerized scan in order to measure and capture an exact model of the foot that they correlate with the patient's X-Ray examination and their thorough physical examination.
 
 

Humans are not perfectly symmetrical. Almost everyone has one ear that’s higher, or one foot that’s larger than the other. Similarly, leg lengths are often not quite the same. There is disagreement as to what constitutes a clinically significant difference, but some studies suggest that leg length discrepancy, LLD, can lead to osteoarthritis of the hip, or knee. Foot height discrepancy can be a significant contributor to LLD.

A mild to moderate foot height discrepancy, which is often just a few millimeters, means there are typically significant misalignments within the joints of at least one of the feet. This cannot only have a profound damaging effect on the joints of the feet, but also on ligaments, tendons, and joints of the lower extremities, and back. 

Properly made Custom Foot Orthotics can play a pivotal role to dramatically reduce or eliminate pain, progression of the deformity, and joint damage in this situation.

Our Custom Foot Orthotics at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Coram, Plainview, & Maspeth are state of the art, with all measurements done by a combination of computerized scanning and our expert podiatrist's clinical and x-ray evaluation.

If you are at all concerned about limb length discrepancy, LLD, please call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices in Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth and one of our expert podiatrists will be happy to evaluate your problem and consult with you.

By Dr Evan Vieira
May 21, 2018
Category: Orthotics
Tags: podiatrist   Foot Care   Orthopedist  

                   


An orthopedist is a doctor who treats the musculoskeletal system.  They treat any part of the human body, and can give injections, prescribe therapy and do surgical procedures.

A podiatrist is a doctor who treats all the systems of the feet and ankles.  This means they can take care of nails, vascular issues, neurological problems as well as musculoskeletal issues all involving the feet.  A podiatrist receives specific and intensive training in all foot and ankle related issues. 

This specific and intensive training allows them to become experts in a wide and vast array of foot and ankle related issues.  Being highly specialized also exposes podiatrists to often rare or uncommon issues that may affect the human foot.  

If you have a foot or ankle issue please call us today to get and expert opinion from one out are amazing DPMs.



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