Orthotics and Sports Medicine Go Together

Our podiatrist Dr. Joel S. Segalman at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, treats a variety of foot and ankle health conditions. In particular for athletes, proper support for your feet can make a lasting difference. Without proper support, uneven weight distribution to the feet could occur, resulting in sports related injuries. But don’t worry, orthotics can help prevent severe conditions and correct abnormal foot mechanics! Visit Dr. Segalman at our Waterbury & Newtown, Connecticut locations. Dr. Segalman previously worked with the New York Knicks and currently works with a professional soccer team. So, who else has a better understanding of sports medicine and orthotics? He knows the best treatment for this condition!


Orthotics help feet maintain an unbiased position, which helps your knees and lower back line up correctly. This is especially helpful to sports medicine as orthotics will help the body to function correctly and decrease potential pain. They can even help reduce knee pain because it’s often caused by the arch not maintaining the joint in an aligned position. Custom orthotics support the arch to prevent unequal weight distribution that can cause uneven pressure along the foot that may lead to swelling and substantial discomfort. Orthotics can help to spread body weight over the entire surface area of the foot and help the rest of the body to heal.


Our state of the art technology allows us to provide your feet with a custom fitted orthotic that will act to minimize pain unique to your feet, whether it’s heel pain or discomfort anywhere else.


For those athletes experiencing pain or discomfort in their feet, we will provide you with the best chance of preventing serious pain by prescribing you with a custom orthotic created to fit the unique curves of your feet. Contact either of our offices for an appointment as soon as possible and we will determine the best course of treatment specifically tailored for your feet!