Edward Tjoe, DPM
Podiatrist & Clinical Medicine and Podiatric Surgery located in Downtown Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ
Foot, ankle, and leg pain often come from a lack of shoe support. Custom orthotics can help address this issue, providing the cushion and comfort you need. If you experience discomfort from abnormal foot movement, Edward Tjoe, DPM, at Tjoe Podiatry can help you create a custom shoe design fit for your needs. Call the Jersey City, New Jersey, office or book your appointment online today.
Orthotics Q & A
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are custom shoe or heel inserts designed to alleviate foot, ankle, and leg pain. These inserts address your abnormal foot movement and provide the additional support you need to improve your comfort.
Dr. Tjoe at Tjoe Podiatry provides custom foot orthotics, designing a shoe that specifically fits you and your needs.
What conditions does orthotics treat?
Dr. Tjoe may recommend orthotics treatment for you if you suffer from conditions, such as:
- High arches
- Flat feet
- Overpronation (foot rolls inward)
- Oversupination (foot rolls outward)
- Hammertoe or claw toe
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Runner’s knee
Foot pain may cause additional issues in your lower body, as well. Treating these conditions through orthotics can additionally relieve leg, back, and hip pain.
What are the different types of orthotics?
Dr. Tjoe provides different types of orthotics to best suit your needs, such as:
Rigid orthotics are typically made from carbon fiber or plastic material, maintaining a stiff structure that easily fits in your shoe. Dr. Tjoe recommends using this insert for low heels or sneakers to ease foot aches and leg pain.
Accommodative orthotics are made out of plush material, providing a flexible cushion for your foot. These inserts are malleable, relieving the pressure from plantar fasciitis or deformities, such as ulcers and corns in your feet.
Ankle-foot orthotics act as a brace to create additional support around the ankle. This device benefits anyone with injured or weakened joints or tissues due to sports injuries, foot drop, or movement disorders.
Dr. Tjoe assesses the different types of orthotic options with you to determine what best suits your needs. Depending on your condition, he may suggest a rigid or accommodative structure for your orthotic device.
How does the customized orthotics process work?
Dr. Tjoe first asks about your symptoms to determine when you first recognized the pain and what increases or decreases the discomfort. He then conducts a thorough evaluation of your condition, analyzing your feet, ankles, and legs. After assessing the cause of your pain, he creates a completely custom shoe designed to provide the right support and cushion you need to relieve your discomfort.
If you’re affected by foot, ankle, or leg pain, call Tjoe Podiatry or use the online booking tool to find out if orthotics are right for you.