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Get Relief From Aching Feet With custom Orthotics in Calgary

Your feet get you from point A to point B with little thanks. They also bear the brunt of your weight against hard, unforgiving surfaces. It should be no surprise that with all the work they do, they sometimes need a little extra attention and support. But foot pain can be a debilitating experience. Whether it's a sharp pain in your heel or an ache in your arch, foot problems can make it difficult to walk, run, or even stand for long periods of time. Fortunately, we have a solution for you - orthotics!

 

If your feet are causing you pain, our custom foot orthotics in Calgary can help you. Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic specializes in orthotics that help your feet function properly and be pain-free.

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specialized devices that are made to specifically support the misalignment of your feet. These custom shoe inserts easily slip into your shoes during everyday activities. The benefits of orthotics include the following:

Tendonitis

Greater foot comfort

Relief during prolonged standing

Lumbar relief

Ankle support

Safer running

Improved posture

Orthotics are also used to treat and prevent injury-causing motions such as excessive supination (when the foot rolls outward) and pronation (inward roll of the foot). Standing, walking, and running are more comfortable and effective with orthotics. They can also be designed to redistribute pressure on the soles of the feet, decreasing pain from calluses, corns, bunions, and bone problems.

 

At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic, we fit you with orthotics that are unique to your feet and specially designed to alleviate foot, ankle, leg, or back problems. Our patients then visit Dr. Russell, a board-certified podiatrist with years of experience custom-fitting foot orthotics in Calgary.

Replace Ready-Made Products With True Custom Orthotics

The term “orthotics” is often used to refer to many different devices, including insoles, arch supports and various ready-made products. You’ve probably seen the stand-on-the-box systems or other systems that have you walk across a special mat to measure pressure. These are not custom orthotics and they don’t capture the unique, 3-dimensional shape of your foot.


If you are looking for truly individualized custom foot orthotics in Calgary, you will need a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and precise, 3D impressions of your feet. Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic is pleased to provide these services and offers the following types of custom-made orthotics:

Standard sport

Diabetic tri-density

Standard functional

Impact sport

Orthotics are also used to treat and prevent injury-causing motions such as excessive supination (when the foot rolls outward) and pronation (inward roll of the foot). Standing, walking, and running are more comfortable and effective with orthotics. They can also be designed to redistribute pressure on the soles of the feet, decreasing pain from calluses, corns, bunions, and bone problems.


At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic, we fit you with orthotics that are unique to your feet and specially designed to alleviate foot, ankle, leg, or back problems. Our patients then visit Dr. Russell, a board-certified podiatrist with years of experience fitting orthotics in Calgary.

Orthotics for Children

At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic in Calgary, we understand the importance of creating custom orthotics for our younger patients. We protect smaller feet with precision measurements and carefully crafted orthotics. We are skilled in dealing with a range of common pediatric conditions that involve feet, including:

Flat feet

In-toeing and out-toeing

Growth-related injuries such as Sever’s disease and Osgood-Schlatter disease

Sports-related injuries such as ankle sprains and patellofemoral pain

If you have questions about our custom foot orthotics in Calgary, we are happy to answer them.

What Are the Steps to Getting Orthotics at Our Calgary Clinic?

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Foot and gait exam

First, you’ll get a biomechanical exam of your foot and a gait analysis (an examination of how you walk). Dr. Russell will determine the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing.

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Your orthotics are made

Highly skilled technicians at the laboratory use the scan of your foot and your podiatrist’s prescription to make your orthotics. Your orthotics will be built specifically for you to counteract the misalignment of your feet.

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3D digital foot scan

Dr. Russell will then use an advanced 3D digital scanner to capture your foot in its optimal neutral position. This scan is sent to a professional, certified lab that manufactures orthotics.

Fit and comfort check-up

Once your orthotics are ready, they are sent to Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic. We will contact you to arrange an appointment with Dr. Russell to ensure your orthotics fit correctly and comfortably. A follow-up appointment is included with your orthotics to ensure fit and comfort.

The Dalhousie Difference

We will make sure that you are completely content with your orthotics and won’t rest until you are satisfied. Take the first step toward healthier feet and call Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic today at 403-247-1961.

What Our Customers Say

We strive to provide successful and efficient solutions to all our patients. Here is what our patients have to say about our custom foot orthotics services in Calgary:

Treated Me like Family

“I have suffered with an ingrown toenail on my big toe for years.  I put it off after seeing some that have had surgery and limped around for what seemed like weeks.  I googled foot clinics and the closest one to me had horrible reviews.  The next one on the list was Dr. Russell.  I made an appointment and the receptionist said there is a good chance the doctor would be able to fix it the same day.  I felt at ease as soon as I walked in and was greeted.  Staff were very personable and Dr. Russell was both professional and treated me like family.  He immediately recognized my problem toe and also some issues with my other foot.  No pressure but he said he could take care of it right then and there.  I was walking with no pain in my street shoes right after the surgery.  When the freezing wore off, to my disbelief I was still in no pain whatsoever.  The next day and onward I was walking the dog ~5km a day.  Following his guidelines, no pain, no infection and full recovery in three weeks.  I know where I will be going if I have another foot issue - and so should you.”

- Norm O.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most common questions that we get at our clinic along with their answers:

 

Can Custom Foot Orthotics Help with Conditions Other than Foot Pain, Such as Knee or Back Pain?

Yes, custom foot orthotics can improve knee, hip, and back pain by correcting alignment. If you are experiencing any such problems, schedule an appointment with us to find the right solution for you!

 

Are There Any Activities or Shoes That I Should Avoid While Wearing Custom Foot Orthotics?

High-impact activities like running may require more cushioning. Your doctor may suggest avoiding high heels and narrow shoes. If you have any further questions, mail them to us and we shall get back to you!

 

Can Custom Foot Orthotics Be Transferred to Different Pairs of Shoes?

Yes, custom foot orthotics can be moved between shoes for versatile use. To know more about this from our expert, call us now!

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