Did you know that the average adult applies over a million pounds of force to his or her feet daily?
No wonder we develop various aches and pains in our feet!
A foot orthotic is a prescribed medical appliance, custom-made, that fits into a person’s footwear to support, align, prevent, and/or accommodate foot abnormalities and improve how the foot functions.2
The purpose of a foot orthotic is to focus the hind foot, midfoot and forefoot, as well as the lower extremities, in a desirable manner to relieve and reduce foot pain.2 Similar to how glasses work for the eyes, orthotics work for the feet!
When used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, custom orthotics can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb problems including, but not limited to:2
- Over/under pronation
- Foot pain
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Lower limb pain
- Back pain!
It is important to note that while low back pain is not normally caused solely from our feet, many people are pleasantly surprised when they see an improvement in their low back pain with the use of proper footwear and custom-made orthotics when combined with other treatment options, such as chiropractic care!2
Dr. Rebecca works closely with a pedorthist at the orthotic laboratory she orders all custom orthotics to ensure that you get the best custom care possible!
Are you interested in custom orthotics? Book your custom orthotics assessment online today by clicking here!
Don’t forget to bring your medical doctor prescription for orthotics to your appointment (this is a requirement for extended healthcare insurance reimbursement)! Please visit my FAQ page to learn more about how to prepare for, what to expect at, your custom orthotics assessment!
Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. It is meant to augment and not replace consultation with a licensed healthcare provider. Consultation with a licensed healthcare provider is recommended for anyone suffering from a health problem.