Orthotics are specialized insoles that can help correct biomechanical foot issues to make running and walking more comfortable. The foot and ankle specialist at NJ Spine and Wellness, Dr. Ammar Saymeh, DPM, utilizes a high-tech 3D scanner to conveniently create customized orthotic inserts for your running sneakers.
Orthotics can be used to treat a number of issues, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
- Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)
- Shin splints
- Flat feet
- High arches
Orthotics work by correcting the alignment of your foot and lower extremities. This can help relieve pressure on certain areas of your feet, ankles, knees, and hips. Orthotics can also improve your balance and stability while walking or running.