Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Even the slightest misalignment of the bones and muscles can cause a lot of discomfort. These minor misalignments alter the dynamics of how your feet connect with the ground, then carry up the chain of your body.
Functional foot orthotics are specialized medical devices and designed to be placed in a shoe. They support, align, or improve the function of the foot with each movement of the foot with the ground. Foot orthotics have been used in the treatment of various sports related injuries where overuse symptoms may occur, but people also find them helpful for day to day walking or standing. They remove the abnormal stress and strains on the foot and ankle, alleviating pressure on sensitive areas of the foot.
It’s important to note that orthotics DO NOT cure your foot problem, any more than glasses cure your vision problems. They may however help alleviate the following physical symptoms: tired and aching feet, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain and low back pain.
Orthotics can last anywhere from six months to a couple of years. Many factors affect their wear and tear, which is why regular reviews are important. Functional foot orthotics, just like shoes, do wear out and do need replacing from time to time.
If you think custom orthotics could help you, you can set up a consult with one of our chiropractors to discuss your symptoms and potential solutions. Obtaining and consistently wearing prescription functional foot orthotics could be the best investment you can make from your feet up!
Before booking your orthotic fitting please make sure you have checked your insurance that orthotics can be dispensed by a chiropractor. Most insurance companies also request a medical doctors note. Please check your insurance’s specifics.
If you want us to send your insurance a predetermination letter to confirm your coverage, send us an email, we will book you in for a 10 min complimentary consult for an assessment.