Podiatry located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Orthotics services offered in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Orthotic inserts in your shoes can help ease the pain of many common foot and ankle problems. In Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, the team at Montgomery Podiatry offers custom orthotics explicitly designed for your feet. Custom orthotics can relieve foot, heel, and ankle pain and help you overcome disorders such as plantar fasciitis and tendonitis. Call Montgomery Podiatry or book an appointment online today to learn more about benefiting from custom orthotics.

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are supportive or corrective medical devices you wear in your shoes. Montgomery Podiatry provides custom-made foot and ankle orthotics that correct abnormal or irregular-walking patterns.

Orthotics are like shock absorbers, removing stress and pressure from painful areas in your foot and ankle. You can buy over-the-counter orthotics, but these mass-produced inserts may not offer the precise support you need.

Montgomery Podiatry’s custom-made orthotics fit your feet perfectly. The design uses models of your feet to produce precisely-formed orthotics to your podiatrist’s specifications.

Custom orthotics can be so effective in treating painful foot and ankle conditions that many patients avoid surgery.

Why would I need orthotics?

Orthotics have many uses, offering symptom relief and structural realignment for foot and ankle conditions such as:

  • Heel pain (including plantar fasciitis)
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Flat feet
  • Calluses and corns
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Neuromas
  • Gout
  • Stress fractures
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Diabetic ulcers

Custom orthotics may also help reduce leg, knee, hip, and lower back pain caused by abnormalities in feet and ankle bones and joints.

Rigid orthotics are best for some conditions, such as structural foot and ankle problems. These consist of hard materials that adjust the alignment of bones and joints. Conditions like diabetic ulcers require accommodative orthotics made of soft materials like gel and foam rubber.

With custom orthotics, you can have inserts that combine these features if you have several foot and ankle problems.

How do I get custom orthotics?

The Montgomery Podiatry team makes the process of getting custom orthotics easy.

First, they assess your condition and your suitability for custom orthotics. They analyze how you move, and the ways orthotics could help. They also use laser scanning technology to create a three-dimensional image of each foot. Your podiatrist uses this information to order your custom orthotics.

Montgomery Podiatry offers treatment by sports fellowship-trained marathon runner Ira Meyers, DPM. Dr. Meyers is a member of the Ambler running club, organizer of the Warrington Triathlon, and is in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Dr. Meyers understands the mechanics of running and can assist with gait analysis, shoe selection, and keeping you running injury-free.

For superior custom orthotic design and fitting, call Montgomery Podiatry or request an appointment online today.