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Prescription Orthotics

Prescription Orthotics

Prescription orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern. Sometimes we call them prescription glasses for the feet or foot braces for a growing child. Orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. While over-the-counter orthotics are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthotics can since they are not custom made to fit an individual’s unique foot structure.

Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes, and materials and fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.

Rigid Orthotics

Rigid orthotic devices are designed to control function and are used primarily for walking or dress shoes. They are often composed of a firm material, such as plastic or carbon fiber. Rigid orthotics are made from a mold after a podiatrist takes a plaster cast or other kind of image of the foot. Rigid orthotics control motion in the two major foot joints that lie directly below the ankle joint and may improve or eliminate strains, aches, and pains in the legs, thighs, and lower back.

Soft Orthotics

Soft orthotics are generally used to absorb shock, increase balance, and take pressure off uncomfortable or sore spots. They are usually effective for Diabetic, arthritic, and deformed feet. Soft orthotics are typically made up of soft, cushioned materials so that they can be worn against the sole of the foot, extending from the heel past the ball of the foot, including the toes. Like rigid orthotics, soft orthotics are also made from a mold after a podiatrist takes a plaster cast or other kind of image of the foot.

Semi-Rigid Orthotics

Semi-rigid orthotics provide foot balance for walking or participating in sports. The typical semi-rigid orthotic is made up of layers of soft material, reinforced with more rigid materials. Semi-rigid orthotics are often prescribed for children to treat flatfoot and in-toeing or out-toeing disorders. These orthotics are also used to help athletes mitigate pain while they train and compete.

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David Carr
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Went to the foot and ankle center in Dave because my ankle had been sore for four or five days. After examination Doctor D found that I had a torn ligament by doing a sonogram. I was treated for it and was released in a short most convenient amount of time. I will recommend friends to visit this office for foot and ankle problems.
JasonGoogle Review
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Dr. D is amazing - she is incredibly thorough, has impressive knowledge, and describes everything in detail. She took the time to go over multiple issues and was very compassionate in her care plan while remaining honest and letting me know what to expect from long-term diagnoses.
BurakGoogle Review
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I visited this office as a second opinion after not getting any results or satisfaction with a previous podiatrist. Dr. Dabakaroff (Lauren) did an amazing job with her methodical approach to diagnose the issue accurately and provide great … More
Julie NevilsGoogle Review
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From my first phone call with Vicky (at the desk), to meeting Dr. Dabakaroff and Isabella, my experience was wonderful. Dr. D. listened to my plantar fasciitis history; they took x-rays and an ultrasound immediately—right there in the office, which makes all the difference. Dr. D. gave me shots for pain for immediate relief, but is also working with me to stop the pain cycle, including a follow up visit, stretches and shoe suggestions. I’m excited to have found a wonderful podiatrist.
Jack MGoogle Review
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Dr. Dabakaroff is excellent. Performed all the necessary tests in office to diagnose my issue, explained everything thoroughly and treated me successfully. Can’t ask for more. Highly recommend her.
Vivian MenendezGoogle Review
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Honestly one of the best doctors I have ever met. I had an infected ingrown toenail and I was extremely nervous about getting it remove. I was able to be seen the same day. Staff were super sweet and reassuring. Dr.Wolansky made me feel so comfortable and walked me through the process as he was doing it. I honestly feel like more doctors like him are needed in the medical field. His bedside manner is impeccable and he truly loves what he does and cares for his patients. My procedure was done with state of the art technology which made me feel even more comfortable. I totally recommend 1000%. You won’t be disappointed!
Rose KotradyGoogle Review
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Im so glad to find Dr. Bennet and most definitely will recommend to my family and friends. Vicky and Isabelle are so friendly I just love them all.
Lynn GrayGoogle Review
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The staff is amazing, starting with the receptionist. She is always so accommodating with scheduling. She is warm and welcoming and sets a great atmosphere for this office. I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Lauren and she was very thorough and explained in detail the problems I had been having for years with my feet. Before Dr. Lauren, I went to a couple of doctors with no success. Dr. Lauren is the best at what she does, hands down. She treated me with respect and I walked out their office pain free. From now on, this is my go to office for my feet because this is their specialty. Thank you Dr. Lauren. This is Marlanda Pittman
A ShukerGoogle Review
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Dr. Wolansky is outstanding. He takes the time to explain procedures and supports his patient throughout their treatments. His office staff are exceptional. Vickie is amazing, and Chris held my hand through a procedure. Kind and personable people, not many physician offices like this still exist. I would give him 6 stars!
Leonor JimenezGoogle Review
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This place was great . I was a new patient today and seen Dr.Bennett Wolansky who was not only great , but very knowledgeable and friendly and makes you feel comfortable and relax as a patient. I would and am definitely returning. The staff was also great from front to back. I am so happy I went. And the place was also very clean. So I highly recommend if you need a podiatrist this is the place.
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