Custom Orthotics Treat Foot Conditions
Custom foot orthotics are commonly used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Flat or fallen arches
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Hammer toes
- Arthritic changes
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Sprain and strain in foot and ankle
- Alignment issues
- Limb length discrepancy
- Corns and calluses
McQuistan Chiropody can address a number of your unique foot concerns at the same time with our custom made orthotics.
What are Custom Orthotics?
Orthotic inserts are medical devices specifically prescribed by your chiropodist in order to correct and support the way you walk. They can be used to correct existing conditions, preventing existing conditions from progressing, and inhibiting new conditions from developing.
Custom made orthotics aren’t just for runners or people with severe foot issues. Anyone with foot pain or discomfort can benefit from orthotics. This pain may be caused by an imbalance, change in the foot structure, or injury. Further, people who walk or stand excessively at their workplace or people with a family history of foot problems can benefit, even if they don’t have any existing conditions.
Orthotic inserts are custom-made to the exact specifications prescribed by your chiropodist. They provide a custom fit and are comfortable to wear in your regular shoes, meaning you don’t have to worry about buying orthotic footwear.
Benefits of Orthotics
There are a variety of benefits of orthotics. If you’re suffering from any of the above conditions, custom orthotics are often the best way to get treatment.
Orthotics work to restore your foot to its ideal position, enabling the muscles to work more efficiently. This reduces stress on the ligaments and tendons and keeps joints congruent. This process of offloading high pressure areas reduces arthritic pain, joint pain, and many other types of foot pain.
High quality orthotics will be cast with a 3D laser or plaster. They must be cast when not weight bearing to capture your foot in its natural position. This way, it can correct your foot problems. Orthotics should always be prescribed and dispensed by an Ontario licensed foot specialist such as a chiropodist.
McQuistan Chiropody in Hamilton can take care of all your orthotic and foot care needs. Contact us today!