Our Services - Orthotics
Orthotics to the Rescue!
An orthotic is exacting prescription device made specifically for each individual to help the feet perform at peak efficiency. Orthotics more correctly position the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the feet to avoid and treat injuries or problems.
When these parts of the foot are well aligned, your feet and your entire superstructure will perform better. Wearing orthotics will eventually help to decrease or eliminate foot problems, as well as knee, hip and lower back problems that are the result of improper foot function and faulty foot mechanics. They will also help to alleviate fatigue of the legs and back that result from the use of using the wrong muscle at the wrong time.
Orthotics can help realign your skeletal posture to a more improved and efficient position, resulting in a more improved and efficient you! Dr Karen A Langone DPM is an expert in orthotic treatment and uses cutting edge technology to evaluate each patient. Our process includes an exam of the patient to evaluated joint function, video gait analysis viewed in slow motion, computerized analysis of the patient's gait , and then digital impressions of the feet are taken. Dr Langone lectures extensively and teaches other doctors in this state-of-the- art methodology.
Every day you take 8,000 to 10,000 steps. With each step, your feet must bear several times your body weight. Structural imbalance of the foot causes the heel, ankle and leg to roll abnormally, causing muscles and joints to become displaced. As a result, the muscles, ligaments and bones work longer and harder and are out of sync with the rest of the joints in the body. Over time, this leads to fatigue and pain. No wonder your feet hurt!
Orthotics provide relief from pain in the heel , arch , Achilles tendon , metatarsal area, and bunions as well as address problems with the ankles, legs, knees, hips and low back which are due to faulty foot mechanics. Orthotics can also improve sports performance, balance and neuropathy issues.
Prescription orthotics are manufactured specifically for YOU, based on an exacting exam and process. While over the counter "arch supports" obtained in a store can help mild issues, prescription orthotics can address more complex problems. Orthotics can allow you to enjoy healthy feet and a healthy life. Orthotics can often eliminate the need for more invasive treatments. Dr Langone is an sports and fitness medicine podiatrist, orthotic specialist and experienced podiatrist in New York.
Find out if orthotics can help you! Today’s orthotics just might be the solution you have been searching for. Contact Dr. Karen A. Langone for an appointment today and start living a more pain free life tomorrow!