Experiencing foot pains? If your doctor has already prescribed custom fit orthotics, and you’re not sure about what your next steps should be, you are on the right page.
Custom Orthotics are foot supports that are placed inside your shoe, or other footwear of your choice. These foot supports, better known as insoles, aim to ensure your comfort, and raise stability.
These insoles are often used to manage foot, or heel pains that have arisen from some biomechanical faults such as; lower limb injuries, Bunions, Plantar Fasciitis, an irritated nerve, and for those with flattened arches of the feet. More commonly, diabetics may need custom orthotics, and can take great benefit from having them, as having poor circulation to the feet may cause easy ulceration in the feet, making it difficult for them to ambulate.
Insoles can also be very helpful to high-performance athletes, those of which have had a recent injury and are going back into their sport. A major aim of using such insoles is to assist is also to prevent the injury or fault from reoccurring by reducing the stress that caused it in the first place.
There are many benefits to custom orthotic insoles as you can see. In addition to those listed above, custom orthotics also include the following perks:
- Function – focused on the feet being adaptable to walk accurately and without pain during a normal gait cycle.
- Accommodative – focused on cushioning, comfort and support.
How does the process work?
At Alleviate Physiotherapy, our skilled and trained Therapist ( Physiotherapist/Chiropractor/Podiatrist) will proceed with an examination that will assess the range of motion of the feet (and adjacent joints), muscle strength and length, gait evaluation and a postural analysis in both weight-bearing as well as non-weight bearing.
Following the examination and assessment, an imprint is taken of the foot, either in a mold or digitally via 3-D Imprints. This will allow us to design a custom orthotic that easily fits the footwear of your choice that you use regularly. This orthotic will be custom made to support you, and your individual needs. A supportive insole is critical to all articulations of your feet, and helps to reduce pain, prevent hypermobility, and most importantly it will fit your unique foot without any discomfort!
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