Adler Footcare Blog

HyProCure: A New Treatment for Foot Pain & Alternative to Custom Orthotics

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 10, 2014 3:50:00 PM

Walking is the first thing you do in the morning, unless you are barely awake and literally crawl of out bed! Walking is the second most common unconscious function of our body next to breathing. When your feet hurt your entire quality of life seems to diminish because you are reminded of the pain with every step you take. When you are experiencing foot pain your feet are also signaling to you that something could be wrong in another area of your body. We talk a lot about how custom orthotics can help correct foot problems and ease foot pain. Now there is a new and improved treatment option available as an alternative to custom orthotics called HyProCure®.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain, HyProCure

3 Reasons Why Custom Orthotics Get a Thumbs Up

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

For many men and women who have reached middle age there is a tendency to notice some growing issues that were unnoticeable before, such as sporadic foot pain or foot related issues. This can be even more problematic if you lead a very active lifestyle and participate in sport activities like jogging or tennis.

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Topics: Foot Care, Custom Orthotics, foot pain

A New York Podiatrist Explains How Custom Orthotics Can Help if You Walk With a Waddle

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 16, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Has anyone ever made fun of the way you walk? Some people walk with their feet slighting turned in and our called pigeon toed or known in the podiatry world as intoed. Some people walk with their feet slightly turned out, called out-toed, and are made fun of because sometimes it looks like they have a slight waddle – similar to Donald Duck, like this article discusses. It just put a smile on our face.

 

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Topics: foot problems, Custom Orthotics

4 Reasons You Might Need Custom Orthotics to Help Your Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Your foot is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that all work together to support and balance the weight of your entire body, sometimes up to 1.5 times your body weight just from daily walking. Your feet are designed for this purpose, so when you are experiencing any kind of chronic foot pain, you should be concerned.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain

How Custom Orthotics Help Foot Pain and Other Problems Caused by Weight Distribution

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Feb 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The feet help to distribute the weight of your body and help you to balance. Foot problems throw this balance and distribution of weight off, causing pain in the feet and other parts of the body too. Any deformities in the feet will cause pain from the weight of your body. Correction of these deformities or anomalies of gait will help ease this pain.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics, foot pain

Resolve to Get Fitted for Custom Orthotics This Year

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 26, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Has 2013 been marked in your mind as the year of your foot pain? Then now is the perfect time to consider getting fitted for custom orthotics. Whether you’re an athlete, business professional, someone who suffers from bad foot genetics, or are researching options to help with your foot pain, start 2014 with the resolution to consider custom orthotics.

 

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Topics: Foot Care, Custom Orthotics

How Custom Orthotics Can Help Your Feet Find Balance

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Dec 4, 2013 8:00:00 AM

There are many reasons why you might need custom orthotics, but a very common reason is because your feet are not bearing weight properly, causing an imbalance. This could lead to an abnormal or irregular walking pattern as well as other foot problems.

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Topics: Custom Orthotics

What if Your Feet Starred in a Movie About Custom Orthotics?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Nov 15, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Imagine you’re the star of a movie – well, imagine your feet are – no audition required.

 

The Title: A Step into the Future with Custom Orthotics

Director: Dr. Jeffrey Adler, New York Podiatrist

Starring: Your Two Feet

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Topics: Custom Orthotics

Can Custom Orthotics Cause Injuries?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Oct 25, 2013 11:17:00 AM

A question we’ve recently learned people are asking is, can orthotics cause injuries? There are a lot of misconceptions out there about orthotics, also commonly referred to as shoe inserts. One of those is that orthotics are just a way for podiatrists to make an extra buck, and that the orthotics they prescribe actually cause injuries instead of help correct them. As a New York podiatrist I’m here to tell you that this is not the case, but there are things to look out for when being recommended custom orthotics.

 

The Cause for Confusion

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Topics: Custom Orthotics

Get Custom Orthotics and Don’t Give in to Over-the-Counter Temptation

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Oct 4, 2013 8:00:00 AM

We know you’ve been tempted to snatch up a pair of over-the-counter orthotics instead of coming in for a visit with your New York podiatrist to learn about custom orthotics, but before you choose get the facts.

The Temptation of Shoe Inserts

 

It’s no secret that we’re not the only ones selling support for your feet. You have seen them at your grocery stores in New York or at the mall. You have probably even seen them on TV and online. Shoe inserts have become extremely convenient; however there is a difference between your everyday shoe inserts and prescription based custom orthotics. Pre-Packaged arch supports are made to fit the masses. They are not custom to your foot. No matter how good the machines, pressure tests, and fittings are they can’t create custom orthotics.

These shoe inserts can have benefits. They are very helpful for flat arches, foot, and leg pain. They can add extra cushion for your feet, and help with comfort in shoes. What they don’t do is correct biomechanical foot problems or cure long standing foot problems. Think of them as a band-aid to relieve some pain, but you wouldn’t put a band-aid on an injury that needs stitches would you?

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Topics: Custom Orthotics