Our patients in The Blue Mountains area can make a step in the right direction toward foot health with our custom orthotics.
Many stores in The Blue Mountains, Ontario area offer shoe inserts that claim to solve all your foot pain problems. However, even the ones that have you stand in place to analyze your feet to tell you which inserts to get are no substitute for custom orthotics. Your feet may have the same 33 joints, 26 bones, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments that most everyone else has, but they are far from being exactly the same. If you are suffering from a painful foot problem, come see us at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, where you can get personalized care.
Unlike inserts, which simply cushion your foot for comfort, custom orthotics are designed to control any mechanical instability and reduce related muscular fatigue. It isn’t just about being comfortable in the moment but building strength, so you can enjoy more endurance and performance from your feet. Custom orthotics are also beneficial for overweight patients as they’ll take on some of the added stress from the ligaments.
Being fitted for custom orthotics is far more involved than those machines in stores. We perform a hands-on biomechanical evaluation, analyze your gait, observe any abnormalities, and take an impression of your feet. You will be able to use your orthotics in whichever shoes you are wearing each day, provided they are the same general type. If you have any questions about whether orthotics could help with your foot discomfort or about the process involved in making them, don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment.
At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we create custom orthotics for residents of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Owen Sound, Stayner, Meaford, Thornbury, Creemore, The Blue Mountains, and surrounding areas in Ontario.