Our footprints are just as unique as we are. Often times, having too high of an arch or a low arch can have side effects such as back pain, leg pain and foot conditions like plantar fasciitis or bunions (hallux valgus). High and low arches (pes cavus and pes planus respectively) are not uncommon and benefit from the use of custom orthotics. Custom orthotics assist in rebalancing your feet and enhancing your body’s natural movements. At Humber Family Chiropractic, Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre, we evaluate the way you walk by conducting a gait analysis and physical examination. Based on the way you walk, posture, walking mechanics and examination findings, we determine if you are a candidate for custom orthotics.
Custom orthotics are molded to support the requirements of your feet and correct specific foot imbalances. Orthotics fit into shoes as an insole to support the requirements of your feet.
By exerting gentle and consistent pressure, orthotics help bring foot muscles and bones back in proper alignment, reliving lower back, knee, hip and foot pain. The custom orthotic is designed by a dry impression of your bare foot and designed with specifications found to be important for your condition by one of our doctors.
Custom orthotics will:
- Help restore balance in your body
- Help restore alignment
- Reduce stress and strain on your body
- Correct foot anomalies
To find out whether custom orthotics are right for you, contact the Humber Family Chiropractic, Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre for an appointment with one of our Chiropodists or Chiropractors at 416-744-7900.