Why Choose Orthotics?

 

OrthoticsChances are good that you’ve seen orthotics, or shoe inserts, at your local drugstore. These devices are placed within shoes to provide feet and ankles with support and additional cushioning. While some people may experience some relief from over-the-counter orthotics, most of the time these one-size-fits-some approach doesn’t work, and can even make foot and ankle issues worse. This is why many people turn to the podiatrists at Podiatry Associates in East Toronto, Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, for custom prescription orthotics.

Custom orthotics are a great way to improve the biomechanics of the foot and correct any imbalances that put unnecessary pressure on certain bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Just as someone who is nearsighted or farsighted wears glasses to prevent strain and stress on the eyes, custom orthotics provide the same benefit to your feet by realigning the foot and improving how you move.

You might be surprised that many people, even those who aren’t dealing with foot problems, benefit from custom orthotics. In fact, many athletics wear orthotics to prevent pain and injuries, as the inserts improve shock absorption and provide additional support, stabilization, and cushioning to the foot. However, even if you are not an athlete and are simply dealing with day-to-day foot pain, custom orthotics can certainly improve the mechanics of your feet to alleviate pain and other problems.

Furthermore, custom orthotics can also help those dealing with:

  • Diabetic feet
  • Arthritis
  • Back, knee, and hip pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions

Along with providing ample support for your feet, custom orthotics are also a lot more comfortable than over-the-counter shoe inserts. This is because here at Podiatry Associates, we specifically craft your insoles to fit your unique foot structure. With help of Video Gait Analysis and Computer Gait Evaluation with an FSCAN exam, which can help us find biomechanical anomalies, we can create custom orthotics with the right fit to address your problem. You’ll find that the more often you wear your orthotics, the better your feet will function on a daily basis. Plus, it could end up helping you get more accomplished throughout the day because you’re less likely to deal with painful, tired feet.

If you are interested in learning more about custom orthotics or finding out if they are right for you, call Podiatry Associates in East Toronto, Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, to schedule a consultation with one of our podiatrists.