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.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They are often used to treat lower back pain, toe cramping, leg fatigue, foot or arch pain, heel pain, callouses, hip pain, corns and much more.
Clinical studies have shown that prescription orthotics relieve pain by correcting poor alignment and promoting proper foot function. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle.
The Health Centre of Milton’s custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet. They fit discreetly into most shoes and are available in styles designed for athletic, causal and dress shoes for men and women. For hockey players and avid skiers, we offer custom orthotics specially designed for skates and ski boots.
8 Signs that you may need orthotics
- Regular foot pain -Family history of foot issues
- Long period of time standing or walking on hard surfaces
- Participation in sports or fitness
- Pain in your back, hips, knees, calves or ankles
- Age 40+
- Visible foot problems like bunions, corns or calluses
- Uneven or unusually fast wearing of shoe soles