Many people don’t realize how custom orthotics can save you money in the long run. Some smart insurance companies are covering orthotics not just for diabetics but for people with plantar fasciitis and bursitis, too. Here is why – If you can avoid a surgery, that is a big savings to the insurance company and to you. For you, it is not just for the cost of the procedure but also for the cost of being out of work. For them, they save all that money for the surgery and hospital costs.
Don’t let the insurance company decide what would be best for your health! We can check and see if your custom orthotics are covered by your insurance company. If your insurance doesn’t offer orthotic coverage, that doesn’t change your need for them. Problems like bunions, hammertoes, and other bone problems do not develop overnight. It takes years for the deformities to occur. When you wear orthotics, it puts your foot into a more correct position. This dramatically slows the process of bone deformity problems, pain and the need for future foot surgery.
How To Help Your Children’s Feet Not Turn Into Yours!
Many people don’t realize that your feet aren’t supposed to hurt. Do you remember complaining about your feet hurting when you were little? Most kids don’t complain about their feet. That is because the deformities in their feet are just beginning. When you look at your feet compared to your parents, you may see many similarities. Foot problems tend to be hereditary. You can help your children lessen foot problems in the future by taking care of their feet now.
We can check and see if your custom orthotics are covered by your insurance company. Patients who are not covered by insurance are able to use their flex spending account, or you health savings account (HSA), to cover the expense of the orthotics . If you would like to see how much orthotics can help you, give our office a call at (845) 298-9074 or request an appointment here
Hollowbrook Foot Specialist serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.
By David Schlam