There can be many reasons why your feet hurt – improper footwear, not enough support in the right places, not enough cushioning, medical condition or an injury. It is hard to know where to start. The best option is to see a Canadian Certified Pedorthist for an assessment. Assessments determine what the problem is and what solution would be best for you.
Custom and off the shelf orthotics are shoe inserts that can:
- Correct gait problems
- Address structural foot fault
- Provide foot support
- Relieve pressure on painful areas of the foot
- Provide motion control
Custom-made orthotics provide individual correction specific for your foot problem. There are different types of orthotics.
Functional orthotics are used to correct problems with a person’s foot mechanics such as overpronation (the foot rolls inward) or supination (the arch is too high and the foot rolls outward) Accommodative orthotics are designed to fit and protect the foot generally from where it functions via cushioning and specific unloading and to relieve pain and pressure in the foot. They improve tolerance for the weight-bearing tasks of daily life and typically used with diabetic patients.
Custom orthotics can be used to treat many different medical conditions such as:
- Arch pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ball of the foot pain (Metarsalgia)
- Shin splints
- Leg or knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Flat feet
Generally speaking, your feet should NOT hurt. Pain indicates that something is wrong.Consider making a no obligation appointment with one of our Certified Canadian Pedorthist to have a gait and lower leg assessment. The goal of the Pedorthist is to understand your foot problem and come up with a solution that will minimize your pain, maximize your mobility, and provide long-term gain.
Soles in Motion has two Canadian Certified Pedorthists on staff – make a no obligation appointment today by calling 902-468-7911.Submitted by Jen Estabrooks, Co-owner, General Manager, Soles in Motion, 133 Baker Drive, Dartmouth 902-468-7911 (solesinmotion.ca)