Orthotics (also known as orthotic insoles, shoe inserts, or orthoses) are devices placed inside the shoes with the purpose of restoring our natural foot function. This is necessary if the natural biomechanical balance of our lower body is disrupted by over-pronation.
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
A foot pad or heel insert, purchased at your local pharmacy or sporting goods store, is an orthotic device. It is a custom-molded, individually designed shoe insert or ankle brace. Orthotic devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions of the foot and ankle.
Two Types of Foot Orthotics
Foot deformities, which cannot be corrected, are best protected and supported by the use of Orthotic devices known as Accommodative Orthoses.
In instances, where there is a biomechanical imbalance between the hind foot and the fore foot, this could lead to problems in the ankle, foot, legs, knees and even the hips. This imbalance is controlled by the use of Orthoses known as Functional Orthoses.
How Orthotics are Custom-Fitted
The Chiropodist/Podiatrist at our office will put you through a biomechanical examination of your feet, and then conduct a 3D volumetric impression. This is done using one of two procedures that is putting a plaster cast for impressions or alternatively using a 3D laser scanner.
|Custom-made foot orthotics can be used to treat many conditions that affect the entire body, such as:|
Available for both men and women, the stockings look like long socks and tighten around the ankle and leg to prevent swelling. Brampton Foot Clinic carries exclusive medical-grade Compression Stockings to help your blood circulation and assist in treating common foot and leg problems. In addition, even if you aren’t experiencing any problems, Compression Stockings can be used as preventative care to avoid any future problem.
Medical grade stockings assist with blood circulation by helping veins return blood back to the heart by applying the proper amount of pressure to the subcutaneous layer of the leg’s skin. This prevents leg veins from being overfilled with blood, which can cause problems as Varicose Veins.
Stockings are available in different levels of compression. Our chiropodists at the Rachel’s homeopathy will assess you and determine the pressure of compression to be used depending on the type and severity of your symptoms.
If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, medical-grade stockings will be of help to your pain:
What are Orthopedic Shoes?
For many people, the cause of foot pain comes from the same place; their shoes. Your shoes should fit you properly and conform to the natural shape of your foot. Orthopedic footwear is designed specifically to provide support to your feet and prevent pain in the legs, ankles and feet.
Who Would Benefit From Orthopedic Shoes?
Orthopedic Shoes can offer multiple benefits for numerous foot conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, corns/calluses, etc. In addition, walking can be much easier with the proper support of orthopedic footwear if you suffer from medical feet conditions, such as bone deformities, neurological disorders, injuries from physical accidents and diabetes complications.
Orthopedic Shoes can also assist you if your job requires you to stand or walk excessively. If you are experiencing any type of foot pain, these properly made shoes could be one of your ways to manage and relieve the pain.
Orthotic/Compression stockings/Shoe prices
|Custom Foot Orthotics =||$450|
|Custom Foot Orthotics (second pair on same mold) =||$360|
|Children Custom Foot Orthotics =||$360|
|Medial Compression stocking:|
|8-15 mm/Hg and 15-20 mm/Hg) =||$ 40 – 50 per pair|
|20-30 mm/Hg or higher range =||$ 60 – 75 per pair|
|Orthopedic Shoe =||$ 120 and above|