What Are Custom Orthotics?
If your feet could talk, they would tell you there’s a lot more to keeping them happy than the occasional foot massage or a pair of woolly socks on a cold winter morning in St Albert. Those 26 small bones in each foot takes a lot of daily abuse, carrying your body weight while being caged up in a hot, confining, and often uncomfortable (although very fashionable and trendy) shoe. As the saying goes “out of sight, out of mind”, we don’t pay much attention to our feet. However, as soon as we begin to feel pain in our feet, it can quickly become hard to ignore. Foot pain is not normal. Your feet impacts the bio-mechanics of your entire body including your knees, hips and joints. Your feet is a direct reflection of your general health. It’s time to give some TLC to your feet before it’s too late! With the right fit, most common foot pains can be relieved and prevented from footwear and orthotics.
Our St Albert Custom Orthotics team make custom shoe inserts that correct the motions of the feet by realigning the angles at which your feet strikes the ground when you are walking. Also referred to as arch supports, orthotics can improve posture, relieve pain and stress in the feet, knees, hips and back while allowing you to stand, walk and run more efficiently and comfortably.
What Conditions Can Custom Orthotic Devices Treat?
You might be surprised at the direct impact your feet can have on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet supports the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. Custom orthotics St Albert treatments have proven to be effective in alleviating pain relief of the following foot ailments:
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Corns and Calluses
- Flat Feet (Pes Planus)
- Hammer Toe
- Hip Bursitis
- Jumper’s Knee & Runner’s Knee
- Knee cap tracking issues (Patellofemoral syndrome)
- Leg Length Imbalances
- Lower Back Pain
- Pain in the ball of the feet
- Pelvic Instability
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stiff big toe (Hallux Limitus)
- Tired Feet
What Are the Benefits of Getting Custom Orthotics
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Corrects and realigns body posture
- Prevents overuse injuries
- Relieves pain in feet, knees, hips and back
- Reduces tiredness and fatigue in feet
- Steady and even pressure exerted on the feet during each step
Why Choose from our Custom Orthotics St Albert team?
Say goodbye to foot pain and put your best foot forward! At pt Health Sturgeon Valley, our cutting edge physiotherapists don’t just focus on the orthotics alone. After a thorough gait analysis and a range-of-motion exam, we look at your whole story. This includes the footwear you are currently wearing and how it has impacted your entire body. We believe that it is important to know what your feet is capable of doing before a custom orthotic device is made to correct your foot ailment. Moreover, along with prescribed custom orthotics, we employ a variety of treatments including physiotherapy, compression therapy and general foot care education to alleviate pain relief and improve mobility while also helping to prevent foot ailments in the future.
There is no such thing as an average foot, so a one-size-fits-all “shoe insert” from a drugstore is not a solution for foot pain relief. We offer foot care solutions such as prescribed custom orthotics, orthopedic shoes, arch supports and plantar fasciitis insoles. Custom orthotics are good for your feet and great for your sole! Contact us to put your best foot forward!
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