How Do You Know if You Need Custom Orthotics?
Whether off-the-shelf or custom made, we view the two common reasons that you might benefit from the use of custom foot orthotics:
Your Foot Mechanics or Foot Structure Are the Cause of Your Pain:
In this case, you will feel better wearing the orthotics than not wearing them. Such is the case in people who suffer from various types of arthritis (osteo or rheumatoid), Morton’s neuroma, metatarsalgia, tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction, or a movement disorder.
Your Foot Mechanics or Foot Structure Are Keeping You from Healing from an Injury:
In this case, we use the foot orthotics as a tool to restore your ability, then try and taper you off. The Canadian Certified Pedorthists at SoleScience don’t believe in keeping you in any type of orthotic needlessly. We will work with you to decide on an appropriate course of action. Your individual treatment plan may include specific stretching and strengthening programs (or referrals to physiotherapy), icing, footwear education or recommendations, and some form of foot orthoses all determined by gait analysis using our GAiT profile testing. If you don’t need orthoses, we will provide you with alternative options. We know that education is crucial to getting you back on your feet and will make sure you understand everything, every step of the way.