Orthotics Specialist

Albert Giagnacova, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Next Step Foot and Ankle LLC

Albert Giagnacova, DPM

Podiatrist located in Philadelphia, PA & Morrisville, PA

Advancements in custom orthotics mean they’re more effective than ever at improving your foot health and helping you walk with comfort again. At Next Step Foot & Ankle in Philadelphia, Dr. Albert Giagnacova, DPM, offers custom orthotics to decrease inflammation, relieve pain, and address a number of podiatric concerns. Dr. Giagnacova is experienced at treating a range of foot complications and is dedicated to providing quality, attentive podiatric care. Find out how orthotics can benefit you by calling the office or using online booking to schedule an appointment today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are medical shoe inserts and specialized products created from imaging or molds of your feet. Dr. Giagnacova offers digital measurements and imaging to make your custom-molded orthotics to ensure they alleviate your foot complications as effectively as possible. Your custom orthotics are specially designed to suit you and your individual needs.

Custom orthotics support and gently reposition your heel, arch, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones in your feet. Dr. Giagnacova provides custom orthotics to relieve your pain, support your foot, and improve comfort and functioning.

Custom orthotics work to:

  • Support your arch
  • Realign your foot structures
  • Help prevent bone misalignment and ligament and tendon fatigue
  • Correct the functioning of your lower extremities, including your feet, legs, ankles, knees, hips, and thighs

When your foot touches the ground while you’re wearing custom orthotics, they gently guide your foot into the correct position and decrease your inflammation and pain.

What conditions can custom orthotics help with?

Dr. Giagnacova might recommend custom orthotics to treat an array of conditions, including:

  • Bunions and hammertoe
  • Arch pain
  • Flatfeet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Calluses and corns
  • Foot pain related to diabetes

Dr. Giagnacova evaluates your condition and discusses the best orthotic choice to meet your unique needs.

How are custom orthotics made?

If Dr. Giagnacova recommends custom orthotics as a part of your treatment plan, you undergo a physical exam for Dr. Giagnacova to obtain a clear picture and accurate diagnosis of your foot health.

Dr. Giagnacova takes an image or cast of your foot and sends them to a medical lab, where a specialist then creates your custom orthotics and returns them to Next Step Foot & Ankle. Dr. Giagnacova has you try on your custom orthotics in the office to see how they fit and feel.

What are the benefits of custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics offer many benefits, including padding and protecting your feet. Custom orthotics are durable and comfortable and can be designed to fit in any type of shoe.

Custom orthotics help prevent complications like hammertoes and bunions and treat injuries that are the result of excess movements. Other benefits of custom orthotics include:

  • Decrease inflammation and pain
  • Improve the control, functioning, and alignment of your foot
  • Allow your foot to heal properly following a medical problem or injury
  • Improve functionality and comfort for running, walking, and other activities

Podiatrists like Dr. Giagnacova receive extensive specialized training on the movements and forces in the foot and how they affect the rest of your body.

If you have concerns about your foot health and are interested in custom orthotics, call Next Step Foot & Ankle in Philadelphia or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.