Orthotics Specialist

Park East Podiatry

Neil S. Zwiebel, DPM

Podiatrist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Custom-designed orthotics made of cutting-edge materials that are both flexible and strong are an easy way to alleviate foot pain and make walking and running comfortably again. If you have foot, ankle, or heel pain, Dr. Neil Zwiebel at Park East Podiatry in New York, New York, can design the right orthotics to solve your problem. Whether you live New York City or in surrounding areas, you can call the friendly Park East Podiatry staff for an appointment or book one online

Orthotics Q&A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are custom-designed inserts that cradle your foot in ways that alleviate pain, restore balance, and promote good posture. Dr. Zwiebel only prescribes orthotics manufactured by the Northwest Podiatric Laboratory.

Northwest uses proprietary carbon-based aerospace materials to create strong, flexible orthotics that are credit-card thin. Northwest orthotics can bend and flex along with your foot without ever losing their shape or strength.

Why do I need orthotics?

You take between 8,000 and 10,000 steps every day. If your feet hurt, that’s a lot of pain to suffer. Orthotics cushion your feet and help them function more normally. They are designed to keep your bones, tendons, and ligaments in healthy, pain-free alignment.

Can orthotics help with athletic foot injuries?

If you’re prone to shin splints, runner’s knee, or joint and ankle pain, the arch of your foot may be unstable or collapsed. A custom-designed orthotic supports your arch so your injuries can heal. Orthotics reduce the risk for future injuries, too.

Can orthotics alleviate pain in the ball of my foot?

When you walk or run, the force of several times the weight of your body is sent to your forefoot (metatarsalgia). If the ball of your foot hurts, that’s a sign that something is misaligned. Orthotics realign and stabilize your foot so you can run and walk without pain again.

Do orthotics help with heel pain?

Whether you have a heel spur (bony protrusion), heel-spur syndrome, or plantar fasciitis, orthotics reduce pain by creating more shock absorption when your heel hits the ground. The orthotics also shorten and stabilize your foot so that it absorbs shocks more efficiently.

What if my arches have collapsed?

A collapsed arch, also known as pronation, can cause pain, bunions, calluses, and hammertoes. Orthotics support your arch and realign your foot so that it functions normally again.

What happens when I get orthotics?

If Dr. Zwiebel believes your foot or ankle problem can be alleviated with orthotics, he takes a mold of your bare foot in its neutral state. He then designs an orthotic that corrects the misalignments that are causing your pain and dysfunction.

Once the orthotic arrives, he makes sure it fits you well. Dr. Zwiebel also creates a schedule that allows your feet to acclimate to the orthotics.

You don’t need to put up with sore feet anymore. Take a load off with custom-designed orthotics at Park East Podiatry. You can call Dr. Zwiebel’s friendly team for an appointment, or use the online booking form.