The feet are complex and are the workhorses of the human body. Such a demanding role means they are more prone to injury and pain, not only from impact-related injuries and general overuse, but also from conditions like arthritis and diabetes. Foot pain often results from injuries to tissues such as tendons and ligaments, strains, sprains, structural abnormalities of the bones, issues with the arches of the feet, plantar fasciitis, and more. However, foot pain can also originate from improper footwear that affects foot function.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to prevent and alleviate foot pain regardless of the cause. They are designed to be worn inside the shoes to correct issues related to gait and address any other issues that are contributing to foot pain. Not only can orthotics provide relief from foot pain, but they may also help prevent surgery from becoming necessary in some instances.
Depending on your specific condition and needs, a podiatrist may suggest either rigid or soft orthotics. Rigid “functional” orthotics help your feet work as they should to reduce pain in the feet, legs, and back. Soft “accommodative” orthotics are made of materials that can be compressed and provide cushioning that relieves pressure due to various causes.
At York Foot Orthotics and Bracing, we specialize in helping to alleviate your foot pain through the use of custom-fitted, in-house fabricated orthotics. Our certified orthotist will take precise measurements or casting from your feet to custom make the perfect supportive orthotic for you. If you are in the Collingwood, Ontario area and are experiencing foot pain, reach out to us. We can help you get on the right track with a practitioner to evaluate your condition and provide you with the physical support you need most to live your best life free from foot pain!