When feet hit the ground, sometimes the angle of a foot can be abnormal, causing the foot to roll inward. This can put excessive strain on a foot, which can lead to a loss of stability, inflammation, and foot pain. Runners, even more than others, need to correct this motion so that they can run pain-free.

Rolf Arands, a runner for over 20 years, has been wearing orthotics since 1992, to help prevent the motion that was causing him foot pain and injuries. He found Dr. Peter Wishnie following a race, as he was looking through the names of all the runners who participated that day. Since Dr. Wishnie runs himself, Rolf felt comfortable turning to him since he understands running mechanics. A mold of both feet was taken to create custom-made orthotics, also referred to as shoe inserts, in order to bring stability to his feet. 

If you have foot pain while running, you may need orthotics. Call New Jersey running podiatrist Dr. Wishnie at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists at 908-874-8030 or 732-968-3833, or you can contact us online at