Foot Orthotics

Peak Medical -  - Integrated Medical Clinic

Peak Medical

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Berkeley Heights, NJ

If you live with pain in your feet, knees, hips, or back, you may benefit from custom-made foot orthotics designed to correct your gait and relieve your discomfort. Peak Medical, in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers custom foot orthotics designed and manufactured to fit your feet precisely and provide the support you need for pain-free movement. Call Peak Medical today or schedule an appointment online to find out how foot orthotics can relieve your pain.

Foot Orthotics Q & A

What are Foot Orthotics?

Foot orthotics are shoe inserts that provide support to your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back. You can purchase inserts at your local drugstore. However, the doctors at Peak Medical provide prescription orthotics that are custom-made to support your feet precisely where you need it. You have 26 bones in each foot, and if any one of them is out of alignment or under excessive pressure, the pain can radiate throughout your body.

Peak Medical prescribes foot orthotics to support your feet and correct your gait — which is how your foot moves when you take a step. Gait irregularities often put stress on your ankles, knees, hips, and back and lead to pain and muscle tension throughout your body as well as a variety of foot problems.

 

What Conditions Benefit from Foot Orthotics?

Peak Medical prescribes foot orthotics to correct a wide range of painful foot and joint issues including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a condition where inflammation in the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot causes an intense pain in your heel that shoots up through your ankle. It also causes pain and tenderness along the arch of your foot and can cause gait irregularities.
  • Neuroma: Neuroma is the primary cause of pain in the ball of your foot. It’s often described as feeling like you’re standing on a pebble. A neuroma can be caused by the physical stress of running or jumping. Pain in the ball of your foot is also caused by wearing poorly fitting shoes.
  • Toe Pain: You may suffer from a hammertoe or a bunion that causes pain in your toes. Gout, a type of arthritis, also causes toe pain when uric acid crystal deposits build up in the joint of your big toe.

 

Custom orthotics provide support for your feet that can alleviate the pain caused by these conditions and reduce your risk of an abnormal gait leading to pain in your other joints or back.

How Do I Know if Orthotics are Right for Me?

If you’re living with foot pain, or pain in your ankles, knees, or hips, schedule an appointment at Peak Medical. The doctors provide comprehensive, holistic physical assessments and consultations to identify the condition causing your discomfort. If you have a foot problem that’s causing pain anywhere in your body, they may prescribe custom orthotics.

When your doctor prescribes orthotics, they take a mold of your feet that is used to make shoe inserts that fit your feet precisely and give you the support you need, exactly where you need it.

Call Peak Medical or schedule an appointment online today to find out how custom foot orthotics can relieve your pain.