ANALYSIS AND PRESCRIPTION OF FOOT ORTHOTICS
Is foot pain making your life difficult? We can offer you curative treatments as well as prescribe foot orthotics adapted to your needs. We can make them fit your high performance, lightweight soccer shoes, skates or cleats.
WHAT ARE CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS?
Orthotics are custom-made biomechanical medical appliances that visually resemble the over the counter (OTC) insoles that you would find at your local pharmacy. They are designed to correct the natural imbalance of a person’s feet. The difference between orthotics and OTC arch supports is that orthotics are custom-designed for each individual’s foot: they are created from a mold of your feet. When worn inside shoes, orthotics realigns the foot and the leg in order to treat foot, leg, and lower back pain. Custom foot orthotics are efficient for realigning the feet to an optimal position. Much like braces, it takes time for the user to benefit from wearing them. The longer a person wears their orthotics, the more they will see their foot structure realigned into an ideal position.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM FOOT ORTHOTICS?
Foot orthotics are recommended for athletes who run for long periods of time, or individuals who spend a lot of time standing and walking on a daily basis, and who suffer from foot, ankle, or leg pain. Foot orthotics is also a great tool to help reduce lower back pain caused by incorrect posture in certain cases. Anyone who is living with foot-related problems can benefit from orthotics. There is no age limit, and orthotics are covered by most extended insurance policies.
Orthotics can help treat a wide range of problems, such as:
- Flat feet
- High arched feet
- Lower back and leg pain
- Shin splints
- Heel spur and pain
- Diabetic foot ulcers
HOW ARE CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS MADE?
Custom foot orthotics are made of gel, foam, or plastic. Using a foam box, we start by getting a mold of your feet in two positions: your normal standing position, and your ideal standing position. We then send the molds to the laboratory who then create orthotics based on the two mold types.