Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.
Custom orthotics help re-balance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements.
Custom orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom-made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insoles – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Properly made orthotics are custom molded to the support requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities.
Orthotics are comfortable to wear as they gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on the ankles, knees, hips and spine. Over time, custom orthotics support what is prescribed by your health care practitioner and bring you relief from fatigue and pain, allowing you to enjoy daily activities comfortably.
How Do I know If I Have A Problem?
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch / heel pain
- Leg /knee pain
- Hip or back pain – even neck pain
What Can I Do About It?
Talk to us. As your health care practitioner, we can prescribe orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. You can help us by discussing any nagging foot, leg, or back problems, and even simply by asking if your feet cold be part of the problem.
Please contact us if you feel you might need custom orthotics.
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