Custom Orthotics

Find Relief from Foot Discomfort with Custom Orthotics

Your feet get you from point A to point B with little thanks. They also bear the brunt of your weight against hard, unforgiving surfaces. It should be no surprise that with all the work they do, they sometimes need a little extra attention and support. If you are experiencing any type of foot, ankle, leg or back pain, you may have thought about using shoe inserts in an attempt to resolve the problem. The term orthotics is often used to refer to many different devices including insoles, arch supports and various ready-made products. Youve probably seen the stand-on-the-box systems or other systems that have you walk across a special mat to measure pressure. These are not custom orthotics and they dont capture the unique, 3-dimensional shape of your foot.

If you are looking for a true, custom orthotic in Barrie, you will need a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and precise, 3D impressions of your feet. Feet in Comfort Family Foot Care is pleased to provide these services. If you really want to liven your step by getting rid of your pain, consider custom orthotics.

Custom foot orthotics are specialized devices that are made to specifically support misalignment of your feet. These custom shoe inserts easily slip into your shoes during everyday activities. Benefits of orthotics include the following:

  • Injury reduction
  • Greater foot comfort
  • Ankle support
  • Relief during prolonged standing
  • Lumbar relief
  • Safer running
  • Improved posture

Orthotics are also used to treat and prevent injury-causing motions such as excessive supination (when the foot rolls outward) and pronation (inward roll of the foot). Standing, walking, and running are more comfortable and effective with orthotics. They can also be designed to redistribute pressure on the soles of the feet, decreasing pain from calluses, corns, bunions, and bone problems.

Keep in mind that no two people are the same and that your particular foot or ankle issue may or may not make you an ideal candidate for custom orthotics. The only way to know for sure is to see a professional. The important thing is to see someone who puts your needs first and will give you the answers you need. Your situation may be best resolved with custom orthotics or with another treatment plan. You can always trust the advice given here at Feet In Comfort Family Foot Care Clinic, in Barrie, Ontario. Our goal is to liven your step, not sell you something you dont need. Well assess your foot, ankle, leg or back pain to get to the cause of your discomfort and help you take the right steps to alleviate the pain and resolve the problem in the long-term.

Orthotics for Children

Think of Orthotics like eyeglasses. When you where your eye glasses, your vision is corrected, and when you take them off your vision is blurred. Similarly, In adults the same is true for orthotics, when you where them your foot and lower leg alignment will be corrected and give you the benefit of less pain and more comfort.

However, in Children, it is possible to get permanent correction and realignment of the foot and lower leg. The reason for this is that muscle, bone and ligaments are still growing and bones are not yet ossified, this means you can correct your childs foot posture to prevent having to wear orthotics in adult hood.

At Feet In Comfort Family Foot Care Clinic, we understand the importance of creating custom orthotics for our younger patients. We protect smaller feet with precision measurements and carefully crafted orthotics. We are skilled in dealing with a range of common pediatric conditions that involve feet, including:

  • Flat feet
  • In-toeing and out-toeing
  • Growth-related injuries such as Severs disease and Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Sports-related injuries such as ankle sprains and patellofemoral pain

If you have questions about orthotics in Barrie, Ontario, we are happy to answer them.

What are the Steps to Getting Custom Orthotics?

1. Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Exam First, the foot specialist/chiropodist will review your foot posture in a seated, standing and walking positions and measurements may be taken. The Chiropodist will determine the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing and provide you with information on the assessment findings so that you may be better informed on how to make a decision in your treatment.

2. 3D digital foot scan The Chiropodist/foot specialist will then use an advanced 3D digital scanner to capture your foot in its optimal neutral position. This scan is sent to a professional, certified lab that manufactures orthotics.

3. Your orthotics are made Highly skilled technicians at the laboratory use the scan of your foot and your chiropodists prescription (based on your biomechanical and gait analysis) to make your orthotics. Your orthotics will be built specifically for you to counteract the misalignment of your feet.

4. Fit and comfort check-up Once your orthotics are ready, they are sent to Feet In Comfort Family Foot Care Clinic. We will contact you to arrange an appointment to ensure your orthotics fit correctly and comfortably. A follow-up appointment is included with your orthotics to ensure fit and comfort.

At Feet In Comfort

We will make sure that you are completely content with your orthotics, and wont rest until you are satisfied. Take the first step toward healthier feet: call Feet In Comfort Family Foot Care clinic at 705-797-4868



Conditions Commonly Treated

Achilles Tendinopathy

The Achilles tendon is located in the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscles to the heel bone

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains may occur while playing sports, walking down stairs, or taking a step on uneven surfaces. An ankle sprain is a sudden sideways motion of the

Bunions

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. The skin over the bunion may be come red or sore

Corns and Callus

Corns are dense local areas of hard skin, which are caused due to recurrent pressure on the same area of skin.

High Arched Feet

The arch, or instep, runs from the toes to the heel on the bottom of your foot.

Diabetes

People with diabetes often have trouble with their feet. These problems are not just painful, they can be dangerous!

Flat Feet

You have flatfeet when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, allowing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor when you stand up.

Ilio tibial Band Friction Syndrome

A common knee injury in runners and cyclists that usually presents as lateral (outer) knee pain caused by inflammation

Metatarsalgia (Pain in the Ball of the Foot)

Forefoot pain (Pain in the Ball of the Foot) is called Metatarsalgia. This is an umbrella term that describes pain in the metatarsal area of the forefoot.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

The knee cap is a large triangular bone that is embedded in a tendon that passes in front of the knee joint.

Heel Pain

There may be various reasons for heel pain, however, one of the most common reasons is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a fibrous non-elastic band

Foot Cramps

Common causes of muscle cramps include: overuse of a muscle, dehydration, depletion of salt and minerals, and muscle strain/injury



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