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Custom Foot Orthotics FAQ

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What is Custom Foot Orthotics?

A custom orthotic is a device intended to adjust the foot and ankle foot into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, however biomechanical therapeutic apparatuses that are Custom are made to accommodate your Feet. Custom orthotics deal with your feet much like glasses deal with your eyes - they lessen anxiety on your body by bringing your feet once again into appropriate arrangement. The plastic body of the custom orthotic serves to re-adjust the foot by diverting and diminishing certain movement that happens during walking step cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as easily as an insole - and they have the benefit of having exactly made according to your foot imprint.

Who need Custom foot Orthotics?

The indications of poor foot mechanics can incorporate any of the Following:

Localized foot pain ( Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur, Metatarsalgia, Bunion, Morton's Neuroma)

Bunions, hammer toes

Arch/heel pain ( Achilles Tendinitis, tendonitis, Achilles spur, Flat foot , tight calf)

Leg/knee pain ( Runner kness, Shin Splint, Iliotibial Band Syndrome)

Hip or back pain , Sacroiliac Syndrome

What Can I do?

Your Doctor can prescribe Custom Orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. At Kitchener Physiotherapy & wellness our experience physiotherapist will assess foot, leg, or back problems, and will do biomechanical and gait assessment to dispense a proper orthotics for your problem.

Should I wear Custom Orthotics all the time?

The longer you wear your Custom Orthotics the more advantage you will get out of them. In the event that your day by day exercises fluctuate to the degree that you change your footwear, at that point you should have a second pair of custom orthotics intended for that particular action

Why do my Custom foot orthotics feel uncomfortable?

Since the Custom Orthotics attempts to realign the structure of your foot you may feel pressure in a few area as the Custom Orthotics attempts to do its job. Therefore custom orthotics ought to be worn in two hour intervals and gradually expand the wear time over periods of two weeks.

What kind of shoe will I need for my Custom Foot Orthotics?

Generally any shoe that has a removable insole will work with your Custom Orthotics. Simply evacuate the insole that accompanied the shoe and replace it with the custom orthotics. Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness additionally offers a selected line of footwear that can accommodate custom orthotics, and custom shoes and sandals that have your prescribed device built in.

Will my muscle get weaker by wearing Custom Foot Orthotics?

Custom Orthotics won't diminish muscles tone. They will help position your foot so you will utilize the correct muscles at the perfect time, limiting weakness and enabling your muscles to be used more efficiently.

If you think that you need custom foot orthotics,  please do not hesitate to call Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness at 226-215-3114.

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