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Welcome to our Custom Shoe Inserts!

At NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, PC, we understand the importance of comfortable and supportive footwear. That is why we are proud to offer our exceptional Custom Shoe Inserts, designed to provide personalized comfort and support for your feet. Our custom inserts are expertly crafted to address your specific foot needs, helping you find relief from pain, improve stability, and enhance your overall walking and running experience.

Here are some key features and benefits of our Custom Shoe Inserts:


1. Personalized Fit:

 We believe that every foot is unique, and one-size-fits-all solutions may not provide the support and comfort you need. Our custom shoe inserts are tailor-made to match the contours of your feet, ensuring a precise and personalized fit. By taking precise measurements and using advanced technology, we create inserts that are designed specifically for you.


2. Pain Relief:

 Foot pain can significantly impact your daily activities and quality of life. Our custom inserts are carefully designed to alleviate various foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arches, bunions, and more. By providing proper arch support, cushioning, and alignment, our inserts help reduce pain and discomfort, allowing you to stay active and on your feet.


3. Improved Foot Function:

 Custom shoe inserts can correct biomechanical imbalances and improve foot function. Whether you have issues with pronation, supination, or uneven weight distribution, our inserts can help promote proper alignment and gait. This can lead to better balance, stability, and reduced strain on your feet, ankles, knees, and hips.


4. Enhanced Performance: 

Athletes and active individuals can benefit from our custom shoe inserts. By optimizing foot alignment and stability, our inserts can enhance your athletic performance and help prevent injuries. Whether you are a professional athlete or enjoy recreational sports, our inserts can provide the support and comfort you need to excel in your activities.


5. Versatility and Compatibility: 

Our custom shoe inserts can be used in a wide range of footwear, including athletic shoes, dress shoes, work boots, and casual footwear. They are designed to seamlessly fit into your shoes without causing discomfort or compromising the fit of your favorite footwear. With our inserts, you can enjoy the benefits of customized support no matter what shoes you choose to wear.


6. Long-Lasting Durability:

 We take pride in the quality and durability of our custom shoe inserts. Our inserts are crafted from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand daily wear and tear. With proper care, they can provide long-lasting support, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment.


Do not settle for generic shoe inserts that fail to address your specific foot needs. Experience the difference of our Custom Shoe Inserts at NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, PC. Our team of experts is ready to provide you with a personalized fitting and guide you through the process of obtaining inserts that are perfectly tailored to your feet.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about how our Custom Shoe Inserts can improve your comfort, alleviate pain, and enhance your foot health.


NYC Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, PC – Your Source for Personalized Foot Support.

Choosing an Over-the-counter Shoe Insert

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Selecting a shoe insert from the wide variety of devices on the market can be overwhelming. Here are some podiatrist-tested tips to help you find the insert that best meets your needs:

  • Consider your health. Do you have diabetes? Problems with circulation? An over-the-counter insert may not be your best bet. Diabetes and poor circulation increase your risk of foot ulcers and infections, so schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. He or she can help you select a solution that won’t cause additional health problems.
  • Think about the purpose. Are you planning to run a marathon, or do you just need a little arch support in your work shoes? Look for a product that fits your planned level of activity.
  • Bring your shoes. For the insert to be effective, it has to fit into your shoes. So bring your sneakers, dress shoes, or work boots—whatever you plan to wear with your insert. Look for an insert that will fit the contours of your shoe.
  • Try them on. If all possible, slip the insert into your shoe and try it out. Walk around a little. How does it feel? Don’t assume that feelings of pressure will go away with continued wear. (If you can’t try the inserts at the store, ask about the store’s return policy and hold on to your receipt.)

What Are Prescription Custom Orthotics?

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Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories:Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion. They may be used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion; they can also be used to treat injuries such as shin splints or tendinitis. Functional orthotics are usually crafted of a semi-rigid material such as plastic or graphite.Accommodative orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. They can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, painful calluses on the bottom of the foot, and other uncomfortable conditions.Podiatrists use orthotics to treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle, and heel pain. Clinical research studies have shown that podiatrist-prescribed foot orthotics decrease foot pain and improve function.IMG 0146Orthotics typically cost more than shoe inserts purchased in a retail store, but the additional cost is usually well worth it. Unlike shoe inserts, orthotics are molded to fit each individual foot, so you can be sure that your orthotics fit and do what they’re supposed to do. Prescription orthotics are also made of top-notch materials and last many years when cared for properly. Insurance often helps pay for prescription orthotics.

When to Visit a Podiatrist

If you are simply looking for extra cushioning or support, you may wish to try an over-the-counter shoe insert first. If you have serious pain or discomfort, however, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist.Dr. Evelyn Cavalier will assess your overall health and look for any other contributing factors.Dr. Evelyn Cavalier are specially trained to evaluate the biomechanics of the lower extremity, she will examine your feet and how you walk, she will listen carefully to your complaints and concerns and assess the movement and function of your lower extremities.IMG 0152The information gathered during the exam will help to determine if shoe inserts might be helpful or if you need prescription orthotics. If orthotics are needed, Dr. Evelyn Cavalier will capture a three-dimensional image of each foot. Those images, as well as any measurements obtained, are used to create a set of unique foot supports that will improve your foot movement and lead to more comfort and mobility.Dr. Evelyn Cavalier might also suggest additional treatments to improve the comfort and function of your feet.