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Orthotics Specialist

Svetlana Malinsky, DPM -  - General Podiatrist

Svetlana Malinsky, DPM

General and Pediatric Podiatrist located in College Park, MD

Orthotics and braces are not only beneficial for relieving foot pain, but they’re equally important for resolving knee, hip, and lower back pain. If you have chronic pain, schedule an evaluation at Svetlana Malinsky, DPM PC, located in College Park, Maryland, to see if prescription orthotics are right for you. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Orthotics Q&A

Why should I wear orthotics?

Unless you have shoes specifically designed for each of your feet — your feet aren’t exactly the same, after all — the shoes you wear are designed for everyone who shares your relative foot size. This one-size-fits-all approach to footwear means that your shoes might not give you support where you need it or be too snug in some areas.

Custom-designed prescription orthotics are made for your feet and your feet only. They are designed to provide support based on your specific needs. Plus, since you can swap out your orthotics between different pairs of shoes, you can always have proper support.

Orthotics are particularly beneficial for relieving pain and discomfort caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Flat feet
  • High or low arches
  • Knee pain
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis (PTTD)

Custom orthotics are even beneficial for correctly aligning your entire skeleton, which can help improve chronic pain issues in your knees, hips, and lower back too.

How are orthotics made?

The podiatry team at Svetlana Malinsky, DPM PC, offers several different types of orthotics, based on your own individual needs and lifestyle, as well as your budget. Many men and women benefit from individually designed prescription orthotics.

These personalized shoe inserts are made by gathering 3D imaging of each of your feet. This information is sent to a lab that fabricates your orthotics specifically for you.

The team at Svetlana Malinsky, DPM PC even offers several clinical-grade prefabricated orthotics that you can get fitted for right in the office, without having to wait. Your certified pedorthist works with you to fabricate orthotics or braces that will meet your needs and offer you relief. 

How often do I need to wear my orthotics?

Once you get fitted for orthotics at Svetlana Malinsky, DPM PC, it’s important to wear them regularly. Depending on your activity level and what you do for work, you might have one set of orthotics you wear while exercising and another pair that fits more comfortably in your dress shoes for work. If you skip wearing your orthotics, your underlying pain-causing condition might flare up again, causing you discomfort.

Since custom orthotics are beneficial for improving a wide variety of ailments, get fitted for your set at Svetlana Malinsky, DPM PC today. Call the office or book your consultation online. 


We have a certified pedorthist that helps with the fabrication of custom braces and orthotics for the most challenging cases.