At Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle, located in White Plains, New York, Dr. Ari Rubinstein and his team understands that custom-designed orthotics can make the difference between walking effortlessly and pain that renders you inactive. A board-recognized surgeon and leading podiatrist, Dr. Rubinstein employs a personalized approach towards orthotics assessment. He conducts a detailed evaluation and then designs a customized orthotic that ensures a successful outcome. Unique to our approach is the combination of hand molded forms with data generated digital techniques. Orthotics are an effective preventive and non-invasive solution to a number of foot and ankle issues, from sports injuries to structural abnormalities. Dr. Rubinstein also offers orthotics services for specific sport and activity use including running, cycling, tennis, basketball, golf and skiing. If you are experiencing chronic foot or ankle pain or looking for a performance boost, book a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein. He treats patients residing in Scarsdale, Ardsley, Hartsdale, Harrison, Eastchester, and Mamaroneck.
Custom foot orthotics include custom and prefab devices and insoles that relieve foot and heel pain as well as custom shoes that aid in realignment for the feet. They also allow patients to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably.
Inserts found in stores are highly discouraged and often make the underlying condition worse. Many patients experience immediate relief in their joints and muscles with properly prescribed and built orthotics.
The average adult walks 10,000 steps a day. That means during a lifetime a person may walk enough steps to travel around the globe four times. That much standing and walking put a great deal of pressure on feet. As a result, foot pain is one the most common problems doctors see.
Most foot pain problems stem from an improper alignment in the feet and are often helped through the use of arch supports. Women tend to have more foot problems because of the shoes they wear. High-heeled shoes and too-tight shoes put unnecessary stress on feet and can often lead to pain and other problems such as foot deformities, metatarsalgia, and neuromas.
Some common reasons for sore feet include:
Almost always. What treatment is used depends on the cause of a person’s foot problem. A consultation with Dr. Rubinstein enables him to determine what features are needed in a shoe to help a patient with foot pain. He guides his patients in seeing what kind of insert or shoe will help with their particular needs.
If a patient, for example, has a ball of foot pain, a shoe with a rocker sole, a wider toe box, and good support may be prescribed. If the patient has a high arch, Dr. Rubinstein may prescribe a shoe with a low heel, good arch support, and a shock absorbing sole.
Curious about how orthotics can alleviate your foot pain? Call the office or book your appointment online to find out!
Here are just some of the insurance we accept. To find out if an insurance not listed here is accepted, give our office a call. For any questions about an existing bill, please call (718) 872-9258. Your insurance company can help you determine if we are in your network and if you need a referral to see us. Please contact your insurance directly to find out. It is your responsibility to know your insurance plan and how it works. We do not accept medicaid, workers compensation, no fault insurance (auto accident cases), or legal cases. Insurance not found on the list? Don't worry, we honor and accept your out of network benefits. And of course, you can self-pay at reasonable rates. ALL patients are encouraged to schedule evisits at this time. The eVisit will offer options for safe treatment at home, and will recommend an office encounter if 'hands on' is required - like xray & ultrasound imaging or performance of procedures like shockwave.
"Dr Rubenstein was quite good, gave reasonable advice, quick service and was pleasant to talk with."
"I also appreciated his approach to helping me - for example, not jumping right into talks of surgery, but first, trying other, non-invasive forms of treatment."
"...Explained everything, and was overall a very pleasant experience, will be coming back for sure!"
"...He was kind, gentle and knowledgable."
"The guy genuinely cares. He took the time to figure out exactly what was wrong with my foot..."