Orthotics Specialist

Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle -  - Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgery

Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle

ADULT AND PEDIATRIC PODIATRISTS/FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY LOCATED IN WAYNE, NJ

If you suffer from pain or problems with your feet or ankles, orthotics can offer you effective relief without the need for surgery or invasive procedures. At Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle in Wayne, New Jersey, the team uses orthotics to treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. Led by board-certified podiatrists Heidi Godoy, DPM, and Johanna Godoy, DPM, the practice specializes in conservative, integrative care. To learn more about orthotics, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

An orthotic is a medical device designed to address a wide range of foot and ankle problems. Orthotics can relieve pain and improve the way you walk, run, and stand. Orthotics offer you a safe, reliable, and nonsurgical way to improve the health and function of your feet and ankles.

Orthotics are a versatile treatment option that come in a variety of shapes and materials, including plastic, acrylic, and carbon fiber. There are two main types of orthotics: rigid and soft.

Rigid orthotics are made from hard materials like plastic or carbon fiber and typically address underlying biomechanical issues (like over-pronation or flat feet) that cause pain or disability. Soft orthotics use soft materials to cushion your foot and relieve pressure on uncomfortable areas. 

At Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle, the team provides custom orthotics that are designed to treat your specific foot or ankle problem.

What conditions can be treated with orthotics?

The specialists at Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle use orthotics to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Bursitis
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Injuries

Orthotics are often prescribed to diabetics to prevent diabetic foot problems like foot ulcers. 

Orthotics are also appropriate for children with certain deformities and other biomechanical issues. If you suffer from a foot or ankle problem, the specialists at Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle can determine if orthotics are the right solution for you. 

How do I know if I need orthotics?

To determine if you need orthotics, your podiatrist performs a thorough examination, including a physical and discussion of your medical history and any past injuries. They may conduct imaging tests like an X-ray or MRI to evaluate the structure of your feet and ankles. 

Your doctor uses this information to diagnose your underlying foot or ankle problem and determine the most effective treatment. After your diagnosis, your podiatrist creates molds of your feet and sends them off to a lab that constructs your custom orthotics. 

To find out if orthotics are right for your foot or ankle problem, book an appointment at Alps Road Family Foot & Ankle by phone or online today.