Orthotics are custom-made devices used to help with comfort and support for your feet. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, orthotics can be categorized as functional or accommodative. A functional orthotic treats injuries and foot pain, such as for individuals suffering from tendonitis. Accommodative orthotics add cushioning to the foot to provide comfort for calluses, bunions, and diabetic foot ulcers. Studies show that orthotics prescribed by podiatrists, benefit foot pain and increase foot function. Generally, health insurance covers the expense of prescription orthotics for foot care solutions.
Most people are familiar with shoe inserts sold over-the-counter, which are used to cushion feet and arches. An orthotic is similar to this, but it is designed especially for your foot care needs. They are made to fit your arch, heel, and ball of your foot perfectly. Your podiatrists in Woodland Park, NJ evaluate your legs, ankles, and feet to determine the precise shape of your orthotic. The orthotic will be molded according to the shape of your foot for the best fit possible. Using premium materials, a customized orthotic is made to last for years with normal wear and tear.
The foot condition called flat feet occurs when the sole of the foot rests entirely on the floor. This is caused by a dropped arch or instep. Reasons for flat feet include genetics, undeveloped arches, injury, and wear and tear with age. In some instances, flat-footed individuals have no issues. However, this condition can cause pain in the arch or heel areas. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Kitrosser treat flat feet at Advanced Foot Care of New Jersey using a variety of methods. Treatments may include orthotics to help support the dropped arch and corrective stretches. Foot surgery is not typically used for cases of flat feet unless you have an associated foot problem, such as a tendon rupture.
For the convenience of our patients, Advanced Foot Care of NJ works with most insurance plans, including those that offer both in- and out-of-network benefits. Most patients have insurance options that allow us to fully treat their podiatry conditions while respecting their healthcare budget. No matter your insurance coverage, it is wise to seek the specialized expertise that our doctors can provide.
"Dr. Joshi is knowledgeable and kind. He took time to explain my condition with compassion. I appreciate his care and highly recommend him"
"Dr. Joshi was very knowledgeable and professional. He very patiently examined my foot and went over my X-rays to explain my ailment."
"Dr. Joshi was thorough in his examination and patient with all my questions. Office staff were also very pleasant and efficient."
"I was always impressed with Dr. Joshi's ability to communicate well with my son and treat him effectively, despite his age. I recommend Dr. Joshi to anyone."
"I highly recommend him for all podiatric care services as he is extremely competent, exceptionally skilled in his craft, and genuinely dedicated to his patient's needs."