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Orthotics Specialist

David Lambarski, DPM -  - Podiatry

Northeast Foot Care

David Lambarski, DPM

Podiatry & Sports, Diagnostics and Regenerative Specialist located in Amsterdam, NY & Clifton Park, NY

Foot and ankle pain can interfere with your ability to exercise, walk, or even stand. To relieve pressure from your feet, board-certified podiatrist David Lambarski, DPM, offers custom-made orthotics at Northeast Foot Care in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, New York. Custom orthotics are inserts that mold to the exact shape of your feet for improved comfort and balance. To learn more, call Northeast Foot Care or book an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are shoe inserts that support and cushion your feet. They reposition your heel and arch, as well as the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet, for improved form and function. Orthotics address deficiencies in your gait and correct structural imbalances to help you move without pain and discomfort.

While you can buy over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics, they aren’t designed to meet your specific needs. Custom-made orthotics at Northeast Foot Care use non-weight bearing molds of your feet to create the perfect inserts for you. They’re durable, comfortable, and designed to fit inside any type of shoe.

Why would I need orthotics?

Anybody can benefit from custom-made orthotics. Not only can they help improve your gait and foot function, but they can also relieve pain and pressure from the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
  • Corns and calluses
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Heel spurs
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Hammertoes

Dr. Lambarski specializes in sports medicine. For athletes, custom-made orthotics can prevent sports injuries by repositioning the alignment of your feet. They also relieve pressure from your feet, ankles, and knees if you’re recovering from an existing sports injury.

How do orthotics work?

Your feet function best when they’re in perfect alignment. Any small imbalance in the bones, muscles, or small tendons and ligaments can lead to too much pressure in some areas of your feet and too little in others. Over time, these imbalances manifest in the form of bunions, calluses, and general foot pain.

Custom orthotics redistribute the pressure in your feet when you walk or stand to promote optimal alignment. They not only enhance your foot function, but they can also improve your endurance during physical activity. Without pain and tiredness in your feet, you can move faster and longer.

How do podiatrists make orthotics?

After a comprehensive evaluation of your feet and gait, Dr. Lambarski can make a proper diagnosis of your condition. Once he has the right diagnosis, he uses computer-guided technology to take 3-D scans of your feet. 

These 3-D images allow Dr. Lambarski to create an individualized treatment plan, addressing any deficiencies in your feet. Finally, Dr. Lambarski sends your scans to a lab, which creates your custom orthotics.

For a personalized pair of custom orthotics, call Northeast Foot Care or schedule an appointment online today.