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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 13, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: flat feet   Orthotics   Foot Support  

Custom orthotic inserts are ideal for helping to correct foot conditions such as flat feet and can offer support for the overall foot structure. It’s also important that orthotics are maintained by cleaning them on a regular basis. When breaking in your custom orthotics for the first time, it is recommended to get a new pair of shoes that would have the best fit for the orthotics. Orthotics should be worn gradually for 2 hours on the first day, then adding about one additional hour to wear time each day after. If you feel discomfort from breaking in your orthotics, remove them immediately and reduce the wear time accordingly for your feet.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain, but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct over arched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you, or if you have a more severe foot issue, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and more severe heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses, and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist on the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain free.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
February 16, 2015
Category: Foot Care

Children are in a constant state of growth and development and therefore often require frequent shopping trips to purchase items that will fit their growing bodies. Shoes often fall into this list of necessities, and with the purchase of new shoes parents should also keep in mind the necessity of proper foot health. Children in particular are prone to developing flat feet, a condition characterized by an abnormal collapse of the arch while standing. Parents can watch for early signs of the condition, which include: a flat foot arch at age 5 or older, heels that tend to angle outward when seen from the back, clumsiness during activity or early leg fatigue, or foot, knee or ankle pain during or after activity or the middle of the night.

Certain sports and physical activities may become difficult for children with flat feet. If you suspect that your child has the condition, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot and ankle related questions and attend to all of your podiatric needs.

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

Pain around the heel or arch area
Trouble standing on the tip toe.
Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
Flat look to one or both feet.
Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

Treatment:

If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

For more information about Flat Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 09, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

TV newsreader Chris Bath when she was a young girl as a dancerChris Bath of Seven Sunday Night used to be a ballet dancer. Unfortunately flat feet and knock-keeps kept the future host from taking her dance career even further; today, however, Bath manages to remain connected to the art as the ambassador of Parramatta-based Form Dance Projects. Form, like other local business and creative leaders, is looking for an artistic home for the city’s many dancers, choreographers, and school students.

“I loved dancing, but was not anatomically made for it so I had no turnout, my knees always wanted to knock in and my feet were also flat,” Bath comments. “I realized at age 12 when my teacher told me, but I refused to give in.”

Flat feet can become burdensome for dancers, athletes, and other performers. If you have concerns regarding flat feet, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will assist you with any of your foot- and ankle-related issues.

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

 

To learn more about flat feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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