Orthotics Specialist

Manhattan Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Brooklyn, NY & Midtown East, New York, NY

Custom orthotics can relieve a wide variety of ailments, from lingering foot pain to chronic lower back pain. With their expertise in modern orthotics, Steve Menna, DPM, and George Pace, DPM, of Manhattan Footcare create supportive orthotics designed entirely for your needs. The team at this New York City podiatry practice with offices in Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn is dedicated to creating custom orthotics that can give you relief right away. Book your orthotics evaluation online or over the phone today.

Orthotics Q & A

Why do I need orthotics?

Even though each of your feet may look the same, they’re not identical. Plus, one of your legs may be slightly longer than the other, which can affect your gait. Custom orthotics are designed to provide support for these structural inconsistencies in order to prevent pain and discomfort. You may benefit from wearing custom orthotics if you have:

  • Corns or calluses
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel or arch pain
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis or tendonitis

Because custom orthotics can realign your entire skeletal system, the benefits don’t stop at your feet and ankles. Wearing them regularly can help improve chronic knee, hip, and lower back pain, too.

What happens during an orthotics fitting?

When you come into Manhattan Footcare, you’ll meet with Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace, who are expert podiatrists. They’ll get to know all about your health history, work-related tasks, and lifestyle to help design your custom orthotics.

Depending on your needs, they may take a cast of each foot or use a digital system to gather comprehensive images and measurements of your feet. They’ll then send this information to a lab where your custom orthotics are made.

Once your new inserts arrive at the office — anywhere from 1-2 weeks later — you’ll come in and put them on. Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace will then make sure they fit you properly and provide the support you need.

How often do I need to wear my orthotics?

Slipping your custom orthotics into your shoes should become part of your daily routine. After all, if you have chronic pain, which is common with plantar fasciitis, you’re going to need the support orthotics provide.

If you wear different pairs of shoes throughout the day, such as dress shoes for work and gym shoes for later in the day, Dr. Menna and Dr. Pace can get you fitted for additional inserts. The caring podiatry team will find the ideal orthotic insert solutions to relieve your pain and discomfort no matter which pair of shoes you wear.

Get fitted for your set of custom orthotics by booking an evaluation online or over the phone at Manhattan Footcare today.