Our goal at River Stone Wellness Centre is to help you relax and reduce stress – but we also want to help you heal and improve your overall well-being!
As therapists, we know that a lot of chronic back, knee, ankle, and foot pain can be caused by how we walk. No one is perfect and misalignment in our feet, legs and pelvis can affect how we step can magnify into pain.
Common Orthopedic Conditions
Your feet are highly complex structures that contain bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. They support and balance your body weight, so issues with your foot’s structure can lead to other issues throughout your body.
Not only can custom orthotics address alignment issues and imbalances while you walk, but they can also help relieve foot pain caused by medical conditions including the following:
Chronic Foot Pain
Chronic foot pain can be caused by a variety of issues such as high and low arches, the turning in of the big toe, and plantar fasciitis. Custom orthotics can help reduce foot pain by giving your feet the proper support they require.
Injury to Lower Limbs
Your lower extremities can become easily injured through overuse. The use of custom orthotics can prevent the occurrence of overuse injuries including anterior knee pain as well as heel and toe pain by restricting the excessive movement of the foot – allowing for more normal and pain-free walking.
Lower Back Pain
It’s not just your feet that can benefit from custom orthotics! For people with foot dysfunction or imbalance, these issues can cause lower back misalignment and imbalances which can lead to lower back pain over time. Custom orthotics can be used to treat lower back pain by promoting postural stability.
Arthritis and Bursitis
Arthritis in the foot can cause joints to become inflamed, stiff, painful, or swollen. Likewise, bursitis can occur when the fluid-filled sacs around your joints become inflamed. For both conditions, custom orthotics can provide maximum support to your foot and take the pressure off the affected joints.
Diabetic neuropathy occurs when high blood sugar levels cause nerve damage in the foot, resulting in weakness, numbness, or tingling. Neuropathy can also increase your risk of blisters, sores, and other issues related to the foot. Custom orthotics can provide your foot with proper support, keep your feet healthy, and reduce the development of sores.
How Custom Orthotics Work
A custom orthotic is a special shoe or shoe insert that controls the alignment and function of your foot.
Our orthotics experts at River Stone Wellness Centre perfectly fit your foot in order to redistribute the pressure on the bottom of your feet to reduce, pain and discomfort.
This is what sets custom orthotics apart from insoles. Insoles are cushioning and supportive pieces you can buy in stores without a prescription. They are made of materials such as plastic, gel, and foam and fit into your shoes. They can provide arch support and extra cushioning around your toes and heels but they are not designed to correct foot problems.
Orthotics, on the other hand, are custom-made. This means our team will take all of your unique needs and conditions into consideration when determining your footwear needs!
Let’s Get Started!
At River Stone Wellness Centre, we can do a gait analysis and fit you for custom orthotics in a manner of minutes.
We will have you fitted with FootMax orthotics – the best in the industry!
Call us today to book your appointment with our Orthotics Specialist.