Orthotics Specialist

United Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists located in East Brunswick, NJ, Keyport, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Perth Amboy, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, & Old Bridge, NJ

Orthotic inserts are widely used for off-loading pressure on your feet, so wounds, injuries, and inflammation can resolve. At United Foot & Ankle, with locations in East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne, Somerset, New Jersey, you can get fitted for a pair of custom orthotics using the latest computer modeling technology. Find out how orthotics can benefit you by booking an exam online or by calling to speak with a team member at any clinic location.

Orthotics Q&A

What are the benefits of orthotics?

It’s common for your legs to be different lengths or for your feet to be different shapes or sizes. These issues, among others, can lead to chronic pain and can even increase your risk of certain injuries. Orthotics are designed to correct these imperfections. They help balance out your feet, so your skeleton aligns perfectly from your feet on up.

Podiatrists recommend slipping orthotics into your shoes for a variety of reasons. Orthotics can minimize symptoms associated with:

  • Corns and calluses 
  • Ankle instability 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoes 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Arthritis 
  • Bunions 
  • Heel pain

Orthotics are also widely recommended for diabetics for a couple of reasons. First, orthotics help cushion your feet, which can reduce your risk of foot wounds. Second, orthotics can redistribute your weight if you have an area that already has an injury that needs to heal. 


Which type of orthotics do I need?

United Foot & Ankle is dedicated to ensuring you receive a pair of orthotics designed to help with any concern you may have. Your podiatrist may recommend either of the orthotics described below.

Rigid orthotics

Rigid or “functional” orthotics are made from durable plastic or carbon fiber material. These orthotics are highly beneficial for stabilizing your feet and easing chronic foot pain, frequent strains, and even lower leg pain.

Soft orthotics 

Your podiatrist may recommend soft or “accommodative” orthotics if you require extra cushioning in your shoes. Generally, these orthotics are helpful for people with diabetes or anyone who may need to off-load pressure from a wound.


How are custom orthotics made?

United Foot & Ankle is home to the most up-to-date podiatric equipment and technology available. Rather than taking a messy plaster mold of your feet, your podiatrist gathers digital molds using a high-definition 3D mapping system. 

Once your podiatrist completes your digital molds, they send your file to the podiatric lab for orthotic fabrication. It may take a few weeks to receive your custom-designed orthotics, but once you get them, you can wear them right away to start experiencing the relief you deserve. 

Learn more about the benefits of orthotic inserts by contacting United Foot & Ankle today. Book your evaluation either online or over the phone with the office nearest you.