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Orthotics

Many foot and ankle problems can be treated without surgery using an orthotic insert or a brace. An orthotic is a device placed in the shoe that externally modifies structure and function in order to minimize pain and correct deformity. Our Foot & Ankle specialist, Dr. Randolph Sealey, uses the Footmaxx Gait Analysis system at our Danbury location in order to make the best possible individualized custom orthotic for patients. Unlike traditional orthotic construction that takes a static foot mold, Dr. Sealey uses a dynamic digital scan of a patient in the act of walking in order to make the most accurate orthotic. Off-the-shelf inserts can certainly be tried first, but when patients have a specific problem, the orthotic must be customized to be most effective. Custom orthotics can also be made for specific shoes, sport activity, and foot type. The individual patient scan is easily done during an office visit and the custom orthotic will arrive within 10 -15 days.

Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, a board-certified Podiatrist specializing in medical and surgical foot care for adults and children, is also pleased to see patients for custom orthotics in our New Milford office.

Braces

Custom braces are sometimes needed to correct foot and ankle deformities. An off-the-shelf brace is often not strong enough to address certain problems (ankle instability, posterior tibial tendon insufficiency). Patients are scheduled for a specific appointment to have a mold taken of their ankle and foot. The best brace type is chosen for the patient's individual problem and the mold is used to make the best possible brace for the patient. Most braces arrive within 2 weeks.

Please call our office to make an appointment and start the process for your custom orthotic or bracing treatment.