By Podiatry Associates
October 22, 2018
Category: orthotic devices
Tags: orthotics  

Could orthotics improve your sore, tired feet?

Chances are good that you’ve seen shoe inserts before. These foot-shaped products are designed to fit inside your shoe and offer supportorthotics while also improving any preexisting foot conditions you might have. Wondering if orthotics could be right for you? From the office of our Whitby, Mississauga, Brantford, and Toronto, ON, podiatrists, find out what orthotics could do for your foot health.

As you might imagine, orthotics come in many different shapes, styles and sizes to accommodate a host of foot shapes and issues. We have orthotics that can alter and improve how the foot functions, we have orthotics that are protective and supportive and those that do a little bit of both. During your evaluation, our Toronto, ON, foot doctors will examine your feet and discuss the symptoms and issues you are having to determine which type of orthotic is right for you.

Could I benefit from orthotics?

There are many ways in which orthotics can improve your foot health. They can be used to:

  • Support the arches or raise arches
  • Realign the foot’s structure to improve function
  • Redistribute the weight more evenly
  • Relieve pain and sensitivity in certain areas of the foot
  • Improve shock absorption

As you might imagine, mechanical problems in the feet can lead to everything from heel and arch pain to hip and back problems. In fact, while a lot of people may not realize it, their lower back pain could be due to a biomechanical dysfunction in the feet. Fortunately, custom orthotics can improve the health and function of your feet to prevent or even alleviate these issues.

You could benefit from custom orthotics if you are dealing with:

  • Overpronation
  • Flat feet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Runner’s knee
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

…And the list continues. If you are dealing with any of the issues above, or if you just feel like your feet might need a little more support and cushioning throughout the day then you can always turn to us to find out if orthotics could improve the health and function of your feet on a day-to-day basis.

No matter whether you are dealing with flat feet, rheumatoid arthritis or sore runner’s feet, custom orthotics might be able to help you. Turn to the experts at Podiatry Associates, who are proud to serve the Mississauga, East Toronto, Whitby and Brantford, ON, areas. Call us today.

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