Monday, November 11, 2013


One of the most common questions that I encounter from patients who suffer from heal or arch pain is what is the long term solution to this painful condition.  The answer often surprises them.  For many people suffering from foot pain, orthotics are the solution they are looking for.
Orthotics are devises that fit into shoes or sneakers that correct the positional deficiency of the foot and provide the proper support that footwear itself cannot provide.  All orthotics though are not created equally.  Custom made orthotics are fabricated from an impression of the feet in a very specific position.  For some who's condition is not yet severe, off the shelf orthotics may adequately address the problem.  Beware however of claims of "instant custom made" orthotics such as those seen in some large stores.  These orthotics are generally low quality and very overpriced.
A quality custom made orthotic will change the mechanical function of the foot.  It works dynamically during weight bearing activities like walking, running, and standing.  A good orthotic can prevent pain and deformities such as bunions, plantar fascitiis, and hammertoes.  They may even prevent surgery!
Looking for a long term solution for foot pain?  Look into a great quality custom made orthotic.

Dr. Evan B. Kelner D.P.M.


1398 Highway 35

Ocean, NJ 07712

(732) 988-0070


191 Highway 37 W

Toms River, NJ 08755

(732) 286-9200