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Mitchell Wachtel D.P.M.

Can I Use Orthotics for Athletic Activities?

Orthotics for Athletes

Custom orthotics can be designed for almost any foot condition, and wearing them is one of the first steps in conservatively treating a problem.  A heel cushion might be useful for a runner who is suffering from plantar fasciitis.  If you have corns or calluses from your toes rubbing together you may want to use a padded toe separator. There are even kinds that go the entire length of your shoe for an issue like painful runner’s knee. Orthotics can be custom made to fit your shoe and make exercise more comfortable, while at the same time addressing the problem that caused you pain in the first place.

If you are suffering from foot pain and think an orthotic might help, call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel today at (978) 794-8406. At our three Massachusetts offices we are equipped to diagnose your problem and design the device that will get your feet feeling healthy again.

Dr. Mitchell Wachtel
Dr. Mitchell Wachtel is a North Andover podiatrist who specializes in the treatment of the feet and ankles.