If your feet have been experiencing some sort of pain, you may want to look into getting custom orthotics for your shoes. But what are custom orthotics and how do they help relieve your feet? Read Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic’s FAQ to learn more.
Once you decide to order reliable custom orthotics in Calgary, contact us.
Custom Orthotics FAQ
Here are our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about custom orthotics:
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are shoe inserts made of flexible moulded thermoplastic that you place in your footwear to help correct abnormal or irregular walking patterns. When these patterns are slightly altered correctly, you will notice that your ability to stand, walk, and run will have improved.
As your feet support your body’s entire weight, any imbalance they have will affect your body in a variety of negative patterns, such as back pain. Orthotics are meant to help relieve that pain like the braces you get for your teeth by exerting gentle, consistent pressure on the foot to bring its muscles and bones back to proper alignment.
What’s the difference between custom orthotics and the ones I can buy in stores?
I’ve heard both “orthotic” and “orthosis” being used to talk about my shoe inserts. Is there a difference?
What types of foot conditions can custom orthotics help?
Can I wear my orthotics in all types of shoes?
How should I care for my orthotics?
How do I know if my orthotics have been helping my feet?
How long have orthotics been around for?
Are orthotics covered by insurance plans?
How long will it take for my orthotics to be ordered and made?