Orthotics: What Are They and How They Work

Orthotics: what are they?  Orthotics—also known as functional foot orthotics or orthosis—are custom medical devices that are used to treat various conditions of the foot. They are inserted into shoes and can be extremely effective in addressing:  Chronic foot pain and aches  Hip and back pain  Gait (walking cycle) abnormalities  Foot or lower limb misalignments  […]

Plantar Fasciitis: What is it, Causes and Treatment

Plantar fasciitis: what is it?  Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions experienced by patients. As its suffix denotes (-itis), it is an inflammatory disease involving the plantar fascia, the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel up to where the toes meet the foot.  In terms […]

Orthotics to Correct Overpronation

What is overpronation?  Whether you are walking, running, skipping, or jumping, your foot pronates. Pronation is the way your foot rolls inwards towards the midline whenever weight is placed on it. It is a natural motion that helps to stabilize your movements and it can vary in magnitude between different people.  When a foot overpronates, […]

Bunions: What Causes Bunions and How to Treat Bunions

 What Causes Bunions?  A bunion (also termed hallux valgus) is a bony bump that forms on the side of your big toe. On patients with bunions, you may notice that their big toe appears to shift towards the smaller toes and the outside of the foot. It can be caused by various factors, including genetics, […]

How Do Orthotics Help Flat Feet

Flat feet are an extremely common condition that can begin in childhood or emerge in adults. The arch of a flat foot collapses when weight is placed on the foot. As a result, a large proportion of your sole (bottom surface of the foot) touches the floor when you stand.   In addition to the arch […]

How Long to Break in Orthotics

Foot pain can be enough to stop many from enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, orthotic insoles can help relieve causes of foot pain, as well as aches in the lower body, hips, and back. They redistribute pressure around the foot and can enhance your ability to engage in everyday activities such as standing, walking, […]

What is Flat Foot and How Do You Fix Flat Foot?

Flat feet encompass a range of common conditions that we address almost daily here at the clinic. Due to flat feet and other related conditions, patients can experience pain and aches in areas including their calves and knees and extend up to the lower back.  What is a flat foot?  Having a flat foot implies […]