Just as it is important to have a home with a strong foundation, your feet are the foundation of your entire body. If the foundation is weak the rest will suffer. Therefore it’s vital to give them the support they need to carry you. This is where custom foot orthotics come in. A doctor of chiropractic will work with you to determine if custom foot orthotics are the right fit for you.
What are custom foot orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are medical devices that are custom-made ‘foot supports’ designed uniquely for your feet. They are intended to fit comfortably in your shoe to optimize the alignment and correction of the foot function, and enhance the performance and biomechanics of your feet and body.
Custom foot orthotics then support the foot and entire body. They help alleviate the pain and dysfunction that may occur from work related stresses such as standing all day, walking, running, cycling and other physical activities.
Contrary to popular belief, custom foot orthotics are anything but clunky and uncomfortable. Over the years, they have become progressively thinner and stronger. They add very little weight to a shoe and the resulting comfort can be quite remarkable.
Who can benefit from custom foot orthotics?
Anyone can benefit from custom foot orthotics. Imbalances in the foot, like fallen arches, can cause further problems with the feet, knees, hips and lower back. Foot disorders are extremely common and are the cause of much pain and limited mobility throughout the body.
Painful foot conditions are often a warning signal that can lead to other issues or complications. If left untreated, foot disorders can leave your body over compensating which leads to other physical syndromes, injuries and misalignments. Proper foot alignment is an essential component of optimal health and improving your quality of life.
Custom foot orthotics can address a number of problems such as:
Localized foot, arch or heel pain Plantar Fasciitis ie: heel pain or bone spur Achilles Tendonitis Metatarsalgia ie: pain in the ball of the foot Flat Feet Recurring Ankle Sprains Morton’s Neuromas Bunions Tendonitis Shin Splints Knee Pain Hip Pain Back Pain
Custom foot orthotics provide both short and long term benefits. When your daily activities vary, getting a second pair of custom foot orthotics can help you adjust to your routine without compromising the quality of your life. Building a strong healthy foundation often begins at the feet.
Are custom foot orthotics covered under personal insurance?
Yes, most extended health care plans include some coverage for custom foot orthotics. Please check your health care plan for the amount of coverage, and if they require a medical doctor’s prescription.
Gain peace of mind knowing that when you buy a custom foot orthotic, they are made individually to fit your unique feet, right here at a local lab in Ottawa. By properly taking care of your feet, the rest of your body will thank you. Happy feet help to make for a happy, healthy body.
Contact us to learn more about the custom foot orthotics and whether or not they are the right fit for you.