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. You may require custom orthotics, off the shelf insoles or proper footwear. Be educated! Listen to your feet!
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.
Generally speaking, your feet should NOT hurt. Pain indicates that something is wrong. Come in and see us at Soles in Motion and experience how we come up with the right solution for your individual needs.
Submitted by Jen Estabrooks, Co-owner, General Manager, Soles in Motion, 121 Ilsley Avenue soon to be moving to 133 Baker Drive, Dartmouth 902-468-7911 (solesinmotion.ca)