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Michael  J. Brunetti, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Michael J. Brunetti, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Many foot and ankle issues like arch pain, flat feet, bunions, neuromas, and plantar fasciitis, can be relieved or even treated with the use of a customized orthotic device. Michael J. Brunetti, DPM, PC, can create custom orthotics to address your specific podiatric concerns and offer you lasting relief. If you would like to discuss how orthotics can help your foot or ankle problems, call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or book an appointment online today. Remember, your feet are your foundation!

Orthotics Q & A


What is an orthotic?

An orthotic device is a customized shoe insert that gives support and helps treat many common foot and ankle problems. These devices are usually created especially for you and your feet. When creating custom orthotics, Dr. Brunetti considers your podiatry issue, your gait, and your specific body measurements. 

The main objectives of the use of a custom orthotic are:

  • Aligning the foot and ankle
  • Supporting the foot and ankle
  • Preventing or correcting foot deformities
  • Relieving pressure on tendons and ligaments
  • Improving gait and overall function of the foot and ankle

In some cases, the proper use of an orthotic device may help you avoid surgical intervention.


Which conditions may be helped from using an orthotic?

Most common foot and ankle conditions may be treated with custom orthotics. Some of these conditions are:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
  • Bunions
  • Low arches
  • Flat feet
  • Neuroma
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Metatarsalgia

Dr. Brunetti and his team specialize in the design and application of custom foot orthotics. Dr. Brunetti takes exact measurements of your foot using a custom mold. 

What kinds of orthotics are there?

Custom orthotics fit readily into any shoe, including the narrowest of shoes. They can be used for exercise, dress, and any other shoe gear that is part of your daily routine.   

Custom orthotics can range from being rigid to soft depending on your conditions.   

After a thorough examination and evaluation, Dr. Brunetti will consult with you to determine which custom orthotic is right for your foot or ankle condition.   

To discuss the use of custom orthotics for your foot or ankle conditions, call the office or book your appointment online today.