Do you have any of the following Symptoms?
-Foot pain with standing or walking – Foot or ankle pain with running – knee pain
-Bunions/calluses/corns – uneven shoe wear – chronic hip/low back pain
-tingling/number on the arches of your feet – Achilles tendonitis – arch pain
Our feet are our foundation. The average person walks approximately 4 miles per day which is equivalent to approximately 8,000 -10,000 steps per day! Your feet support the weight of everything above them. Research shows that approximately 75% of the population will experience foot pain during their life time. Dependant on the cause of foot pain (plantar fasciitis, pronation syndrome, arthritis, in-correct joint mechanics), various forms of treatment are available: stretching, strengthening, ice/heat therapy, anti-inflammatory and custom made orthotics.
Ideally, our feet should not roll in or outward when walking/running. When our feet move in way it was not designed to, the wrong muscles work too hard and the right muscles are not working enough. For example, some feet roll too far inside, a condition called Pronation. When this occurs, the arch collapses the foot/knee and hip roll in. Thus causing possible knee, hip and low back pain. Unless we correct this, cumulative years of stress on these joints can lead to chronic pain, arthritis and compromised quality of life.
Custom Made Orthotics are designed to prevent incorrect foot motion (ie prevent foot from rolling in wards or outwards) and support foot arches. Most extended health care plans cover up to $500 per calendar year for orthotics. Check your plans and give us a call to book in for your assessment and orthotic casting.