Orthotics Specialist

Javeria Hussaini, DPM

Podiatrist located in Duboce Triangle, San Francisco, CA

Custom orthotics support and cushion your feet to improve mobility and correct chronic foot problems. At her practice in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood of San Francisco, California, experienced podiatrist Javeria Hussaini, DPM, offers custom-fit orthotics for people experiencing a broad range of foot problems, including plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and high arches. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hussaini, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

What are orthotics?

Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that mold to the exact shape and size of your feet to provide much-needed support and cushioning. They help redistribute weight and pressure on your feet to reduce strain and pain in the feet and ankles.

Which conditions can orthotics treat?

Custom-fit orthotics can help correct problems with your gait and balance to prevent injury. They can also relieve pain and discomfort from congenital issues in your feet. Other common conditions that orthotics can treat include:

Plantar fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs from your heel to the bottom of your toes. Running, walking, and general overuse can put strain on the plantar fascia and cause chronic pain and inflammation.


A hammertoe is a toe that bends and curls due to weakened or imbalanced muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Many people get hammertoes from wearing shoes that are too small or narrow.


Bunions are bony lumps that form on the joint at the base of your big toe. Over time, your big toe pulls toward the rest of your toes, leading to pain and discomfort when you wear shoes. Anybody can get bunions, but they’re most common in women who wear narrow shoes.


Neuromas are benign (noncancerous) grows of nerve tissue that lead to compressed nerves in the feet. If you have a neuroma, you may experience pain, burning, and tingling in your toes and the ball of your foot.

What is the process like for getting custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are different from the shoe inserts you can buy at the drugstore because they mold to the exact shape and size of your feet to restore balance and relieve pressure in certain areas.

Dr. Hussaini performs a comprehensive evaluation of your feet before fitting you for custom-made orthotics. Along with a careful assessment of your feet, she checks your gait, balance, and any other factors that may be contributing to your uncomfortable symptoms.

Once she has all the data needed to create your orthotics, Dr. Hussaini sends this information to an outside facility to create your specially made inserts.

Your custom-made orthotics fit perfectly inside your shoes to help improve mobility, relieve pain, restore balance, and correct any problems with your gait.

To learn more about the benefits of custom-fit orthotics, call or schedule an appointment online today.