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Customized Foot Orthotics

An 'orthotic' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotics realign the foot and anklebones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn, this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. Additionally, orthotics give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure off sore spots and they provide some shock absorption.

Can I wear Orthotics during all daily activities? Yes. Orthotics are most beneficial to people who spend most of their day standing or walking. Orthotics can also reduce pain associated with sports-related conditions, and help to counteract extra stress being placed on the feet for any overweight individuals.

What specific conditions can Orthotics help? Orthotics have been known to help:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Corns
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Flat Feet
  • Neuroma
  • Tendonitis
  • Arch Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Pronation
  • Pain on the top of the foot
  • Bunions
  • Knee Pain
  • Shin Pain
  • Toe Pain

Any imbalance in your feet can alter the bone structure of your feet and lower legs, causing pain or discomfort. Foot Orthotics help to eliminate posture problems, as well as foot and leg pain.

Do I need a physician's prescription to get orthotics? No. Chiropractors are primary health care professionals and therefore, do not need a physician's referral.

How long will my foot orthotic last? Foot orthotics usually last between 12 and 18 months.

Does it take time to get used to wearing an orthotic? Like most things, your feet are going to need some time to adjust to this new, correct way of walking. Orthotics should be used gradually to begin with, approximately 3-4 hours during the first 48 hours of use. After the first 48 hours it is recommended that the orthotics be used for 6-8 hours, until the second week of use, when the orthotics may be utilized all day.


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