When you think of an orthotic, you probably picture those prepackaged shoe inserts on your local drugstore shelf. While those are technically considered a foot orthotic, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. There are several different styles, types, sizes, and purposes of custom orthotics, and they can be a highly effective part of your orthopedic treatment plan.
Do I need custom orthotics?
Our expert team of sports medicine physicians, and pain management specialists at Synergy Rehab in Surrey and across the Lower Mainland specialize in designing a custom orthotic for you. Based on your unique needs, our custom foot orthotic is built to support body parts that have been injured or weakened.
At Synergy Rehab, our custom orthotic specialists will conduct a thorough digital scan to analyse your gait and diagnose any conditions. They will then order a custom orthotic designed for your comfort, foot, and overall health.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Runners Knee
- Limb le differences
- Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot pain
- Heel Spurs
- Shin Splints
- High Arches/Flat Feet
Custom orthotics aren’t just for your foot pain. They can act as braces and supports for your knees, ankles, wrists, hands, hips, neck, or spine as well. Here’s how our custom orthotics can help you.
6 Reasons you Should Get Custom Orthotics:
Orthotics help relieve pain
When your joints are stiff from arthritis, if you’re recovering from an injury, or if you’ve just had surgery, you’re probably in pain. Medications and therapies can help relieve that pain, but you may not automatically think about orthotics as a way to alleviate discomfort. Luckily, we do.
Whether you’re in need of extra shoe support or foot levelers to ease the pain in your feet you might be surprised at the relief custom orthotics offer when you have:
- Flat feet or high arches
- Bunions, hammertoes, corns, and calluses
- Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
- Arthritis pain
With the pain gone, you move more freely and participate in the activities you love.
Orthotics enhance your athletic performance
Custom orthotics are proven to improve your athletic performance. Wearing orthopedic shoes and orthotics specifically designed for your athletic activity can help reduce the force load of the technical demands of a specific sport, helping you produce more efficient and precise movements. Moreover, custom orthotics can help distribute your weight more evenly across the surface of the foot, improving your balance.
Orthotic devices not only provide foot protection, but also absorb shock and create better motion control, improve foot and leg movements and even reduce muscle fatigue. For optimal performance, your athletic custom orthotics should be designed for your chosen physical activity.
Custom orthotics allow you to walk or run without risk of discomfort or injury.
Orthotics are removable
We understand that aesthetics do matter, even when you’re in pain. Fortunately, at Synergy Rehab, most of our foot orthotics fit inside your shoes (even your fancy ones) so no one will know you’re wearing them!
Orthotics improve your wellbeing
Improving the balance and alignment of your feet can reduce pressure from other parts of your body and improve your overall health. For instance, if foot, knee, or ankle pain is preventing you from being more active or sleeping properly at night, custom orthotics can have a positive effect on your whole health.
Orthotics fit you perfectly
When we prescribe your custom orthotics, we carefully consider your entire musculoskeletal system, the kind of shoes you wear, your activity goals, and any health conditions you’re experiencing.
Custom orthotics are designed to fit your body, and your body alone. Even our shoe inserts are specifically fitted and help you overcome complex foot conditions. These are vital elements that you can’t achieve with OTC products.
Orthotics help prevent injuries
Extra support for your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and wrists can significantly reduce your risk of further injuries, including fractures and sprains. In your shoes, orthotics provide a stable surface that supports the motions of your feet and legs, and orthotics on your joints can protect you from strains or overextension.
Schedule your custom orthotic appointment in Surrey, BC
Orthotics can address a long list of conditions, including arthritis, plantar fasciitis, flat foot, tendonitis, sprains, scoliosis, and back pain. To find out if custom orthotics are the right solution for you, schedule a same-day appointment onlinetoday!