Custom Foot Orthotics Specialist

Eric Whitehouse, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Eric Whitehouse, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

If you suffer from ankle, knee, or back pain, the issue may start with your feet. Lack of shoe support often results in joint pain or worsens existing conditions. Custom orthotics can help address this issue, providing the cushion and comfort you need. At his practice in Westfield, New Jersey, Eric Whitehouse, DC, provides custom orthotics to relieve your pain and prevent further injury. Call Eric Whitehouse DC or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment and learn more about custom foot orthotics.

Custom Foot Orthotics Q&A

What are custom foot orthotics?

The position of your feet and the way they hit the ground when you walk impact your joints and bones more than you may think. Custom foot orthotics are shoe or heel inserts customized for you to address issues related to walking and alignment. 

These problems, if not treated, can have severe effects on your knees, feet, and lower back. 

At Eric Whitehouse DC, Dr. Whitehouse provides custom foot orthotics to help realign the bones in your foot or ankle and take the stress off other parts of your body, such as your neck, back, shoulders, and hips.

Custom foot orthotics also support your arches and help evenly distribute your body weight, taking pressure off your feet.

Why would I need custom foot orthotics?

Discomfort in your feet and legs is commonly caused by foot deformities and foot or ankle injuries. When your foot doesn’t receive the support it needs, it can cause stress on the rest of your body, resulting in ankle, knee, and back pain. 

Custom foot orthotics can treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • High arches
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis 

Custom orthotics can also treat diabetic symptoms affecting your feet. They work by helping people with diabetes avoid foot pain, numbness, or other ailments. Custom orthotics also prevent such issues from worsening. 

How do custom foot orthotics work? 

When you visit Eric Whitehouse DC to receive your custom foot orthotics, Dr. Whitehouse takes measurements and impressions of your feet to create a device that matches the contours of your feet and is designed for the way you move.

Your custom orthotics can fit inside most of your shoes, relieving discomfort related to walking or imbalances in your body that cause you pain. You can wear your custom foot orthotics daily and use them during most physical activities. 

Though you can buy over-the-counter foot orthotics, they lack the precision you get from a prescription orthotic. This customization is highly important when it comes to adjusting your foot and ankle stability, as you may cause further damage if you don’t receive the proper treatment.

With custom foot orthotics, Dr. Whitehouse ensures you receive the best care possible to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.

To learn more about custom foot orthotics, call Eric Whitehouse DC or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.