Foot orthoses

Types of foot orthotics

Custom fitted foot orthotics

Health is a priority, and your feet should be no exception, even if you wear shoes that are adapted for office work. Custom foot orthotics allow you to receive optimal treatment for a variety of conditions. By asking your podiatrist, the foot assessment expert, the custom fitted foot orthotic can benefit people who must wear (narrow) dress shoes while correcting foot alignment and reducing foot pain.

Hybrid foot orthotics

Hybrid foot orthotics are an in-between of the custom made orthotic and the sports orthotic. They can be adapted to many shoes while being more effective for certain foot pathologies such as hallux valgus, metatarsalgia and morton’s neuroma. Your podiatrist will be able to advise you well with the style of shoes you wear and your lifestyle.

Sports orthotics

Foot orthotics are invaluable to athletes because they ensure performance and reduce the risk of injury. By providing biomechanical balance to the foot, properly fitted orthotics can improve shock absorption, reduce energy loss, promote smoother movements and make propulsion more efficient for athletes. They can also reduce muscle fatigue more quickly, which helps endurance in certain sports. It is important to consult your podiatrist who will be able to properly assess your individual needs and recommend the best solution. With the proper support of orthotics fitted by foot care professionals, you can be confident that your athletic performance is reaching its maximum potential.

Foot orthotics for diabetics

Diabetes can create foot problems by altering the nerves and arteries. In more severe cases, the diabetic foot can lead to ulcerations that can lead to foot infection and even amputation. Fortunately, the diabetic foot orthosis helps to protect against these complications through its semi-rigid or accommodative design with overlays tailored to the diabetic patient. This provides pressure point relief by distributing the foot pressure evenly to prevent injury and progressive deformity of the diabetic foot.

Pediatric foot orthotics

As early as 18 months of age, the podiatrist can prescribe foot orthotics for children who require better stability and balance in their gait development. The podiatrist has the ability to determine if your child is within the normal range of motor and neurological development and alignment of the lower limb posture and gait. Children’s orthotics are specifically designed to adapt to the changing size and shape of the foot during growth spurts, ensuring that biomechanical deficiencies do not go unchecked. Wearing foot orthotics can give young feet a healthy foundation and can help them grow to their full potential.