Teitelbaum Pedorthic - New York Foot Care Center

We specialize in foot, ankle gait, biomechanical and mechanical, diabetic feet, arthritic and neuropathy foot problems, back and abdominal support, as well as foot problems pertaining to children of all ages, including neonate and toddlers with all type of in-toe deformities.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are orthopedic devices designed to treat, ease or adjust various biomechanical foot disorders. While orthotics range from simple over the counter solutions, to commercially made devices the best and the most supportive orthotics however, are custom-tailored specifically to meet the needs of a particular individual. This is done by making a cast which is an impression of the foot.

The impressions in the cast duplicate any misalignments in the foot. Specialists in an orthotic laboratory can then correct and improve the misalignments with compensation and stabilization techniques. The finished orthotic is then placed in the patient's shoe and helps keep the foot in proper alignment. Depending upon the patient's needs, the orthotic may have padding to cushion the foot against the weight of the body.