Metropolitan Foot Care P.C.

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201, Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 502-8789


4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R, Corona, NY 11368

      (718) 502-9092


4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor, Woodside , NY 11377

 (718) 577-5703

Brooklyn Podiatrist

Orthotics

What are they?

Foot orthotics are supportive devices that are designed specifically for the purpose of controlling foot motion, improving one's postural stability, reducing shock impact, and/or improving weight distribution. In most cases, these devices are functional in the sense that they also improve one's biomechanical performance during gait. A plaster impression is taken of your feet and used in the selection and fitting of a prescription orthotic. The particular information regarding anticipated cost, durability and use may vary depending upon the type of orthotic and should be discussed with your foot specialist.

What do they do?

Imagine if you will, standing barefoot in moist sand with the arch being filled by the smooth sandy undersurface. The heel and ball of the foot leaves a mild depression in the sand while the toes grip the ground without resistance. If one could stand like this for lengthy periods of time, he or she would probably not have sore feet, would experience less fatigue and probably would not have many of those commonly encountered forefoot skin problems such as corns, calluses and ingrown nails. The problems come from standing on cement, asphalt or other non-yielding surfaces. Other causes for foot problems include wearing confining shoes, which further limit foot flexibility, and from lengthy periods of ambulation, which add fatigue and strain to one's body.

Orthotics assist in restoring supportive comfort by bringing the ground surface up to the foot. They serve to improve postural stability, distribute one's weight more evenly and improve the mechanical functioning of the foot and ankle. Although orthotics do not cure every ache and pain in the foot, they are a wonderful approach in providing maximum comfort through improved biomechanics. Standing comfortably in sand is not necessarily an unreachable feeling even while wearing your everyday shoes.


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Brooklyn Office

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 502-8789

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Corona Office

4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 502-9092

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Woodside Office

4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor
Woodside , NY 11377
Phone: (718) 577-5703

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed