Custom Orthotics Services for Burlington, Oakville, and Milton
We make custom orthotic solutions to correct foot and ankle imbalances and relieve foot pain. Visit our foot care clinic in Burlington to get fitted for your set of custom orthotics.
What is a Custom Orthotic?
A foot orthotic is a custom made shoe insert that adds support to your step and helps redistribute pressure to the proper areas of your our feet. A pair of custom orthotics is a set of specifically designed insoles that are formed to fit your unique foot bed. Orthotics are commonly used to provide arch support or heel cushioning for patients experiencing foot pain. A set of orthotics can even be used to improve your posture or alignment for patients with abnormal foot or bone structure.
How Orthotics are Made
Orthotics can be formed in a variety of ways and are constructed out of hard plastic, metal, and/or foam materials. Depending on your needs, your orthotics can be rigid, semi-rigid, or more soft and accommodating to your foot bed.
Foam foot impressions and slipper castings are often used to make orthotics, but these methods do not offer the degree of accuracy that 3D laser imaging technology provides. At the Foot and Health Clinic we use the latest 3D laser imaging technology to achieve a perfect fit with the most accurate support.
What do Orthotics Do?
The function of orthotics differs for each person. Depending on your needs, orthotics can:
- Redistribute pressure onto different areas of your foot
- Cushion areas where you experience foot pain
- Improve bone alignment in your ankles and feet
Who Needs Orthotics?
If you suffer from the following conditions then orthotics might be right for you:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Arthritis, when it affects the foot joints
- Muscle, joint, or lower back pain (especially after physical activity)
- Shin splints
- Leg or knee pain
- Arch or heel pain
How Long do Orthotics Last?
How long a Custom Orthotic lasts is dependant on usage/activity.
For example, if one is training for a marathon or working construction all day, they are more likely to go through the support in the orthotic quickly versus a person who has a desk job and walks for maybe one hour a day.
To help you determine whether you still have good support in your orthotics, The Foot and Health Clinic provides a courtesy follow up appointment every year to check on the support left in your orthotics. By performing this check every year, we make sure your feetstay pain free and in good health.
Find out if your feet can benefit from orthotics. Book a custom orthotics appointment today.