Custom Made Orthotics for Morton’s Neuroma
Custom-made orthotics are medical devices that support and gently reposition the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet, enabling these structures to work together as nature intended, to make each step you take pain-free.
Unlike shoe inserts bought over the counter, custom-made orthotics are built from molds of your feet to meet your unique needs. They are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
Custom made orthotics are usually obtained via prescription to prevent as well as treat foot related injuries by limiting excessive pronation or supination of foot. In addition, orthotics in Morton’s neuroma treatment typically prevent the rolling in of the transverse arch of the foot that is located in the ball of the foot (the “Metatarsal Arch”) when walking. The rolling together of the bones of this arch is responsible for compression of the nerve and the subsequent pain.
Orthotics are typically made with comfortable thermoplastic materials, which are guaranteed to last for years, and can be designed to fit in dress shoes, athletic shoes, boots, and skates. Your new orthotics may take a few days (or even a couple weeks) for complete adjustment.
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Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.