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Do You Need Orthotics in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton?

You may wonder why your physiotherapist recommended orthotics – custom-designed shoe inserts. Here are some of the reasons you might need orthotics:

Alignment

Orthotics help correct walking pattern issues, like overpronation (rolling your foot inward too much) or supination (rolling your foot outward too much). Proper alignment prevents further injury and minimizes long-term discomfort.

When your feet are aligned correctly, your overall posture improves, reducing strain on your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back.

Pain Relief

If your feet hurt from plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, or bunions, orthotics support and cushion every step to alleviate pain and discomfort. Plus, your legs, hips, or back could hurt from the lack of support from your feet. Orthotics distribute your weight more evenly to reduce the impact and stress with each step.

Performance and Comfort

Athletes find orthotics improve balance and endurance with better support and shock absorption. People wear orthotics daily for greater comfort, especially if they are on their feet a lot.

Specific Foot Conditions

Your physiotherapist will likely recommend orthotics if you have Pes Planus (flat feet) for arch support. If you have Pes Cavus (high arches) orthotics offer cushioning support and help prevent injuries.

Preventing Injuries

With proper support and alignment, orthotics help prevent stress fractures, shin splints, and Achilles tendinitis. Physiotherapists frequently recommend orthotics for elderly patients and those with coordination and movement problems for improved stability and balance.

Chronic Conditions

People with diabetes find orthotics help prevent foot ulcers and other complications with the even distribution of pressure and the reduction of friction with cushioning support. Orthotics also help those with arthritis manage pain, improving mobility and quality of life.

Orthotics at Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton

If you wonder if Compression Stockings or Orthotics could help you, call Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton for a thorough assessment today!

 

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