Custom Orthotics for Pain Relief (London, ON)
Who is a Candidate for Custom Orthotics?
Custom orthotics are extremely adaptable. They can be used to treat a wide range of foot discomfort in people of all ages and to rectify a wide range of problems.
The following are some examples of persons who could benefit from personalized orthotics based on their lifestyle:
For those who spend most of their days on their feet, custom orthotics can help -- from manufacturing supervisors to healthcare workers to teachers and more.
Athletes. You don't have to be a professional athlete to suffer from a sports-related injury or foot pain. Custom-made orthotics can assist those who run, dance, play basketball or tennis – virtually any sport except swimming – and who love any form of workout.
What Problems Can Custom Orthotics Treat?
In addition to the above-mentioned general lifestyle demands for orthotics, custom-fitted orthotics can aid with a variety of foot ailments, including the following:
Corns and calluses
Arches with high ceilings
Alternating between in- and out-toeing
Hammer toe and claw toe
Pain in the forefoot
Neuropathic ulcers (caused by nerves)
What Type of Orthotics Should You Get?
An over-the-counter or kiosk orthotic usually works well for a person of average weight, height, and foot type who has a generic condition like heel pain. They are less expensive, and in most cases, reduce pain and discomfort. You may, however, need to replace them more frequently. Custom prescription orthotics benefit someone who has a special requirement or a problem, such as a very flat foot. They are more expensive but they last longer than OTC/kiosk orthotics.
For more information on custom orthotics in the London area, visit Unity Spine and Health online or give them a call at (226) 223-2437 today.