Custom Orthotics Specialist

Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center

Mariola Rivera, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine located in White Plains, White Plains, NY & Purchase, NY

If you have chronic pain anywhere from your feet to your lower back, custom orthotics may be the solution. Leading podiatrist, Mariola Rivera, DPM, designs custom-fitted orthotics at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center in Purchase and White Plains, New York, so you can get the effective relief you need. Book your custom orthotics appointment by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling your nearest office directly.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

Why do I need custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics, also known as prescription orthotics, are beneficial for realigning your entire skeleton and providing support right where you need it. Your podiatrist might recommend custom orthotics if you have:

  • Shin splints
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprained ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions or hammertoes
  • Knee, hip, or lower back pain

Custom orthotics are also used for off-loading your body weight. For instance, if you have a severe wound or diabetic foot ulcer, it’s important to relieve pressure off the wound with the help of custom orthotics, so damaged tissues can heal.

Which type of custom orthotics do I need?

At Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Rivera offers a variety of prescription orthotic and shoe insert solutions. Some of the most common orthotics are described below.

Functional orthotics

Functional orthotics are created to restore normal motions of your musculoskeletal system. Usually, functional orthotics are made of semi-rigid plastic or graphite materials. These types of prescription orthotics are used to help with injuries and chronic inflammation, such as tendonitis.

Accommodative orthotics

Accommodative orthotics, which are made of softer, more cushioning materials, provide gentle support. They’re ideal if you have sores, calluses, or wounds that need to heal.

Heel or arch supports

Heel or arch supports are shoe inserts that are fabricated of semi-rigid materials to provide support of specific areas of concern — your heels or arches. They may be recommended as an alternative to your full-size prescription orthotics for times when you’re in dress shoes, simply because they’re smaller.

How are custom orthotics made?

At Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Rivera sits and talks with you about your symptoms, daily lifestyle, any sports or exercise in which you participate, and your overall health history. She uses this information to determine which type of custom orthotics are going to be most beneficial for you.

After examining your feet, Dr. Rivera creates a plaster mold of your feet — she may use a computerized 3D model as an alternative. She sends your molds off to the dedicated lab with which she is a partner, and your custom orthotics are fabricated within a couple of weeks.

Once your prescription orthotics arrive in the office, you’re often scheduled for a follow-up visit with Dr. Rivera. She just likes to ensure your orthotics are providing proper support and makes any essential adjustments.

Schedule your custom orthotics consultation at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center today. You can conveniently book an appointment online or over the phone.