About Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics are devices that are designed to align the foot and ankle into anatomically efficient positions—allowing ease of comfort and mobility. These biochemical medical appliances look like insoles and are personalized to correct foot imbalances in individuals. Custom orthotics fit into the shoes and hence, need to be made using the precise measurements and imprints of your feet. The primary purpose of using custom orthotics is to reduce stress and strain on the spinal cord by adjusting your feet to fit the proper alignment of the body.
People suffering from lower back issues and foot pain often don’t realize where the problem stems from. Countless people around the world don’t take the necessary steps to look after their feet and opt for the wrong shoe type. This leads to the development of foot problems that could’ve been easily avoided.
WHAT CAN CAUSE FOOT PROBLEMS?
Apart from providing support and balance to the body, our feet have an impact on the functions of our muscles and joints. Hence, pain stemming from the feet has the potential to cause severe discomfort in other parts of the body as well. Here are some of the most common ways people develop foot problems:
- Rigorous running and strenuous exercises can lead to increased pressure on the feet. While running, our feet experience up to four times the weight of our body. As such, excessive running, without properly taking care of your feet, can disrupt your body’s natural balance and posture. In addition to that, walking for long periods, especially in the wrong footwear, can put excessive weight on your feet too.
- Wearing improper shoes is one of the primary causes of foot pain. Experts at the American Podiatric Medical Association say that an individual takes 8000 to 10,000 steps in a day. The effects of this on your feet, coupled with the wrong type of shoes, can be adverse. In addition to that, women tend to face more foot problems due to heels and pointy shoes.
At Divergent Healthcare, we understand the discomfort caused by painful foot problems. That’s why we offer the perfect solution for patients and visitors at our clinic in Calgary.
HOW DOES OUR TREATMENT WORK?
Our experienced team of professionals offers treatment options and custom orthotics to ensure that your mobility isn’t hindered by foot pain.
Our Gait Scan System is designed to diagnose the pain in your foot, joints, legs, and knees accurately. The revolutionary tool analyses the biomechanics of your gait in order to determine whether your feet align with the ground during walking. This analysis is used to evaluate the severity of your foot problem further.
Gait scan provides accurate scan results owing to the 4096 sensors it uses at a frequency of 300Hz. Our team of professionals evaluates the problem and develops a customized solution and treatment option for you based on the data from the scan. The biomechanical tool assesses the static and dynamic alignment of the lower half of your body and the formation of calluses on your feet. It also inspects your shoe wearing patterns to test the strength of the muscles in your body for strength, balance, and functionality.
The assessment is then used to prescribe custom orthotic solutions to ensure that you walk without discomfort.
BENEFITS OF CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
They are efficient
Compared to mass-produced, off-the-rack foot orthotics, custom foot orthotics are more efficient in the treatment of medical conditions as they are created using the length and measurements of your feet.
They balance your body weight
Ill-fitting shoes can alter your posture by causing biomechanical foot issues. Foot orthotics remedy the alterations in your posture by balancing your body weight so that there is less strain on your feet.
They prevent injuries
Foot orthotics alleviate pain and protect the feet against callouses, foot ulcers, and corns. They also prevent the likelihood of getting a potentially permanent foot injury.
They improve foot comfort & mobility
Foot orthotics get rid of pain and discomfort in your feet. This allows you greater mobility during walking, running, and other exercises.
They correct foot abnormalities
Custom foot orthotics provide a cushion to your feet to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. They also correct abnormalities in the feet such as high arches or collapsed arches.
They enhance sports performance
Custom orthotics keep your foot, leg, and body weight aligned to improve your mobility. This is beneficial for athletes.
Book your complimentary Gait scan now to see if custom orthotics help you!
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
Over the past six months, I experienced sharp pain in my feet regardless of the shoes that I wore. Initially, I chalked the pain down to old age, but my wife recommended that I visit a clinic just to be sure there wasn’t a deeper problem. I scheduled an appointment at Divergent Health, and my chiropractor recommended custom orthotics. I was pleasantly surprised by the results as the pain in my feet was drastically reduced! What’s more? They also provided me with a six-month warranty on their devices!