75% of Canadians will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives. Custom-made orthotics are prescription medical devices that may be covered by your health insurance and work benefits. Chiropodists are one of the most trained and specialized professionals for foot problems and one of the few healthcare providers that insurance companies accept their prescription with no need for any referrals.
Here is a list of some conditions that may need orthotics:
- Foot pain
- Flat feet
- High arches
- Corn and callus
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Diabetic wounds
- Shin splints
Just like prescription glasses, proper custom orthotics are precise medical devices made for each patient’s feet alone. However, some people may actually benefit from OTC inserts and that might be all they need. At Orangeville Foot Clinic, we can also provide you with high-quality OTC inserts.
Orthotics can help you in different ways such as support and stability of the feet, reducing pain, correcting foot alignment, preventing issues including diabetic ulcers, and slowing down the progress of some conditions such as bunions.
We usually recommend orthotics if muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, or bones are not in an optimal functional position and are causing pain, discomfort, or foot fatigue. With expertise in biomechanics and gait analysis, the chiropodists at Orangeville Foot Clinic can take a digital scan of your feet using ultra-advanced 3D imaging technology to manufacture custom-made orthotics for you.
Keep in mind that orthotics need good shoes! Without proper footwear, orthotics will lose part of their functionality. We also have a vast variety of orthopedic, supportive, accommodative and stylish shoes and sandals. Click HERE to read some tips about how to choose good shoes. At the end of the article, you can click on each logo and check their catalogue.
If you want to read a bit more about orthotics, you can click HERE.
Orangeville Foot Clinic is a full-scope chiropody clinic that helps our community with different foot conditions such as plantar warts, corn and callus, fungal toenails, ingrown toenail surgeries, LASER treatment for pain, diabetic foot care, routine nail care, wound care, athlete’s foot, compression socks etc.
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