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4 Signs You Could Benefit From Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are fantastic for providing comfort, ankle support, lumbar relief, and even for improving posture. They are typically worn by people who experience discomfort when standing, walking, or running because of misaligned feet. If any of the four signs below sound familiar to you, then chances are you could also benefit from asking about orthotics at Calgary's Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic.

Foot and Heel Pain

Foot and heel pain are not normal conditions that you should simply learn to live with. All pain has a cause, and, often, the cause of foot or heel pain is improperly aligned feet coupled with improper footwear. A podiatrist can help you figure out why your feet are hurting and how to put a stop to it.

Different Wear Patterns on Your Shoes

The wear patterns on your shoes offer a wealth of information about how you walk and how your feet are aligned. If one shoe or one side of a shoe is significantly more worn than the other, it could signify problems such as a leg length discrepancy or turned out ankles.

A Shallow or Deep C-curve

The curve that your foot makes against the ground, from the heel to the ball, is known as a c-curve. You can check out your own c-curve by stepping onto a dry towel after exiting the shower. A print with little or no curve may mean that you have flat arches, while a very deep curve may signify high arches.

A Lower Limb Injury

An injury to a lower limb, such as a hip, a knee, or an ankle, can cause issues with your gait. You may develop a limp and end up putting more pressure on certain parts of your feet than others. These issues can in turn serve to make your injury even worse. Custom orthotics can stop this cycle and help the healing process.

Custom Orthotics in Calgary for Your Unique Needs

Don't think that you need to experience all four signs before you consider seeing a podiatrist. No matter how little or how much discomfort you are in, you can always come and ask a podiatrist about custom orthotics at Calgary's Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic.

Contact us today to set up an appointment, or to talk to our friendly and helpful staff if you have any more questions.