Orthotics Specialist

Grand Central Footcare -  - Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Grand Central Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East and Murray Hill, New York, NY

Custom orthotics aren’t just important for relieving foot and ankle pain, they’re equally as beneficial for properly aligning your hips and spine, and improving lower back pain. At Grand Central Foot Care in New York City, near Midtown East and Murray Hill, expert podiatrists Les J. Glubo, DPM, FACFAS, and Mohammad Rimawi, DPM, AACFAS, provide full biomechanical exams to design your orthotics. Book your orthotic appointment today either online or over the phone.

Orthotics Q & A

Grand Central Footcare

Why should I wear shoe orthotics?

Customized shoe orthotics are ideal for helping with a wide variety of chronic pain-causing issues. You may benefit from wearing these state-of-the-art inserts in your shoes if you have:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch and heel pain
  • Frequent sprained ankles
  • Low back pain and knee pain
  • Flat feet or high arches
  • Unexplained foot pain or aching feet

Because removable orthoses are personalized for your specific condition, you can expect fast results as soon as you start wearing them.


What is the process for getting orthotics made?

Dr. Glubo and Dr. Rimawi offer comprehensive biomechanical exams, so you can expect your orthotics to help with your condition as soon as you slip them into your shoes. After getting to know about your personal medical history and any conditions you’re experiencing, they perform a thorough gait analysis to help design your custom orthotics.

Once they understand your condition, they use in-house casting to perfectly design your orthotics. Casting takes about 10 minutes, but it provides the most accurate results. The team sends your foot molds off to the lab where your custom orthotics are made.

It takes only a week or two for your personalized orthotics to arrive, and when do, the team schedules you for a follow-up evaluation. You may need another gait analysis during this time just to ensure your orthotics fit you perfectly.


How often do I need to wear my orthotic inserts?

You’re probably going to feel a dramatic improvement in your pain level as soon as you start wearing your custom orthotics, so you’re going to want to wear them all the time. It’s important to do so, especially if you have a chronic condition, such as plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Glubo and Dr. Rimawi understand that you might wear different pairs of shoes each day. You may need different pairs of orthotics or arch supports, depending on the types of shoes you wear. The team at Grand Central Foot Care can always make adjustments to your orthotics to ensure they fit you properly and continue to provide optimal benefits.

Get fitted for your custom orthotics at Grand Central Foot Care by scheduling an appointment today. You can either request an appointment online or call the office directly.