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 online with Dr. Rubinstein. He treats patients residing in Scarsdale, Ardsley, Hartsdale, Harrison, Eastchester, and Mamaroneck.
Orthotics Q & A
What are Orthotics?
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.
Is Foot Pain a Common Problem?
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.
What Causes Sore Feet?
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:
- Ankle pain from strains or sprains
- Achilles tendonitis
- Arch pain
- Ball of foot pain
- Flat feet
- Athlete’s foot
- Claw toes
- Corns or calluses
- Foot ulcers
- Hammer toes
- Heel spurs
- High arches
- Ingrown toenails
- Morton’s neuroma
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Stress fractures
Can Dr. Rubinstein Help Patients With Foot Pain?
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.