Custom Foot Orthotics Oakville
Are you experiencing pain in your foot, heel, or leg? Do you want to move more effectively and prevent future injury?
A custom orthotic can help you achieve your goals.
At OAK Physio & Wellness we use the latest technology with 3D scans to create the most accurate custom orthotics just for you.
What are orthotics?
Custom orthotics are uniquely designed insoles prescribed by a qualified healthcare provider such as a family doctor. The custom orthotics ensure alignment of your foot and to ensure support while you move.
OAK Physio & Wellness uses 3D scanning technology in addition to precise analysis of your biomechanics and assessment of your activity level and footwear to create a truly custom orthotic.
The custom orthotic will be inserted into your shoe, either replacing your existing insole or being placed on top.
What are the benefits of orthotics?
At OAK Physio & Wellness, custom orthotics are often a part of your overall treatment plan to achieve your goals. Orthotics can reduce strain and provide the necessary support your feet and body require.
What are the different types of orthotics?
Different types of orthotics can be made from a variety of materials which will be determined by our experts at OAK Physio & Wellness.
The type of orthotics for your feet can range from rigid and stable to very accommodating, flexible, and cushioning orthotics. This is dependent on your condition and your unique treatment plan.
There are the full-shoe insert orthotics that are similar to the insoles present in several athletic shoes. Some orthotics are much smaller. An example is the heel insert which is placed into your shoe back cup. Another type of orthotics is ankle-foot orthotics. They have a shoe insert and an additional upright part that extends from your heel upward to wrap your calf. Our experts will determine the right type of custom orthotic for you.
What conditions can orthotics be used for?
At OAK Physio & Wellness, our experts may recommend orthotics for several health conditions. Examples include:Arthritis
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two main types of arthritis that require orthotics. They can cause discomfort in your feet and poor alignment of your foot. Orthotics can help to correct the poor alignment and to reduce the accompanying pain.Injuries
Direct impacts or trauma to your feet may require orthotics as extra support to hasten the healing process. High Arches of the foot If you have a very high arch of the foot, it can stress the muscles of your feet and cause knee pain, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Our experts in OAK Physio & Wellness will recommend orthotics as they help to prevent your feet from rolling inward, outward, or out of range.Plantar fasciitis
This is one of the common causes of heel pain. Orthotics can be used to support the feet and reduce the pain associated with this condition.Back pain
When the arches of your foot are not properly positioned, it causes the inward rolling or outward rolling of the foot. It can lead to back pain.Bunion
These are very painful bumps that develop at the base of your big toe. The use of orthotics that have a wide toe box is good in reducing the pressure in the big toe.Flat feet
If you have flat feet, your chances of developing foot, ankle, and back pain are high. Orthotics can help to support their feet and also to promote a proper foot position.Heel spurs
This is a condition where there is bone outgrowth at the bottom or back of your heels. They are extremely painful. Orthotics can help to reduce the inflammation caused by the bony overgrowth and also to support your foot.Bursitis
This occurs as a result of the inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that are located in your toes and heels. This leads to pain and discomfort.Hammertoes
This is a side effect of the bunion, and it causes pain in the second toe and the ball of the feet.Diabetes
People with diabetes may sometimes develop diabetic neuropathy, a condition that is characterized by the loss of sensation in their feet. Orthotics help to reduce the pressure and excessive stress in the feet.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at OAK Physio & Wellness, as we are always delighted to hear from you.