What are custom foot orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are medical devices that are custom made ‘foot supports’ designed uniquely for your feet. They are intended to fit comfortably in your shoe to optimize the alignment and correction of the foot function to enhance the performance and biomechanics of your feet and body.
Myths about custom foot orthotics have evolved significantly over the years making them thinner, stable, strong and they add very little weight to the shoe.
The reason people turn to custom foot orthotics is that everyone’s feet are different. Not so much about how the foot looks but in how it moves. Custom foot orthotics then support the foot and entire body. They help alleviate the pain and dysfunction that may occur from work related stresses such as standing all day, walking, running, cycling and other physical activities.
Who can benefit from custom foot Orthotics?
Anyone can benefit from custom foot orthotics. Imbalances in the foot like fallen arches can cause further problems with the feet, knees, hips and lower back. Foot disorders are extremely common and are the cause of much pain and limited mobility throughout the body.
Painful foot conditions are often a warning signal that can lead to other issues or complications. If left untreated, foot disorders can leave your body over compensating which leads to other physical syndromes, injuries and misalignments throughout the body.
Proper foot alignment are an essential component to achieving optimal health and improving your quality of life.
The solution, custom foot orthotics made uniquely for you. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, custom foot orthotics are used to treat a number of problems such as:
- Localised foot, arch or heel pain
- Plantar Fasciitis (ie: heel pain or bone spur)
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Metatarsalgia (ie: pain in the ball of the foot)
- Flat Feet
- Recurring Ankle Sprains
- Morton’s Neuromas
- Shin Splints
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Back Pain
Foot orthotics provide both short term and long term benefits. When your daily activities vary, getting a second pair of orthotics can help you adjust to your routine without compromising the quality of your life. Building a strong healthy foundation often begins at the feet.
How do you know if you need custom foot orthotics?
Just like the importance of having a strong foundation of a house, your feet are the foundation and support of your body. If the foundation is weak the rest will suffer.
At our Ottawa Chiropractor clinic, the Glebe Chiropratic clinic we create a highly personalized health care experience, where we have been helping patients with custom foot orthotics for over 15 years. The doctor will work with you to determine if foot orthotics are the right fit for you.
Are custom foot orthotics covered under personal insurances?
Yes, most extended health care plans include some coverage for custom Orthotics. Please check your health care plan for the amount of coverage and if they require a medical doctor’s prescription.
Gain peace of mind knowing that when you buy a custom foot orthotic you know they are made individually to fit your unique feet. Made especially for you in a local lab in Ottawa.
By properly taking care of your feet, the rest of your body will thank you. Happy feet make for a happy, healthy body.
Contact us to learn more about the custom foot orthotics and whether or not they are the right fit for you.