Custom Orthotics for Foot Pain in Calgary
If you are experiencing persistent foot pain obstructing your daily life, we have a solution for you! Various foot problems can be treated effectively using biomechanical devices known as custom orthotics. At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic, we offer custom orthotics to help patients in Calgary get relief from symptoms of common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, neuromas, and other foot and ankle tendon injuries. We ensure that our custom orthotics help correct foot and ankle dysfunction and are comfortable to wear for you. With constant dedication and superior-quality services, we strive only to provide you with the best possible treatments. Our clinic believes in giving every patient the attention and assistance they deserve.
Schedule an appointment with our podiatrist if you have been experiencing foot pain while walking or running. We’ll gladly help you manage it efficiently.
How Do They Work?
Custom orthotics are specially built and designed to help you walk easily and pain-free. They are highly specialized, custom-made three-dimensional foot inserts that enable the joints and bones of the foot to be more stable while standing and in motion. Custom orthotics control each phase of the walking cycle – right from when your heel contacts the ground to when your toes push off the surface. This ensures constant support at every stage of the walking cycle. Custom orthotics offer superior comfort and help alleviate heel pain, correct toe joint deformities and fix the arch of the foot, which may be too high or too low, ensuring overall physical well-being.
If you have any questions about custom orthotics, you can trust our clinic in Calgary to answer them. Check out our FAQs page to learn more!
How Are They Made?
There are many steps involved in making the perfect custom orthotics for you. Before designing custom orthotics, we accurately measure your foot using a three-dimensional laser scan. These precise measurements help give the custom orthotics the right cushioning and foot alignment to help reduce the stress and strain on the body. Another important feature of custom orthotics is that it helps position your foot. This ensures you use the right muscles more efficiently at the right time. We can also design orthotics for you to go with a particular type of footwear. Once the measurements are taken, we design your orthotics accordingly and call you for a trial. During the trial of your custom orthotics at our clinic in Calgary, ensure they fit you well, and you are comfortable. This will help avoid the inconvenience of revisiting the clinic.
When you visit us for custom orthotics, our podiatrist, Dr. Wayne M. Crosby, will cast your feet or take a 3-dimensional laser scan. This will be followed by his assistant doing the fitting when the orthotics are ready. You will then receive follow-up care and be prescribed any modifications necessary for your orthotics.
Your feet deserve all the care they can get since they support the entire body. Custom orthotics, as the name suggests, are custom-made to match the shape and size of your foot. Customization is an essential aspect of orthotics as it ensures support for your foot exactly where you need it. This is an advantage over using bulk-produced, stock shoe inserts available at a pharmacy.
Take a look at the multitude of benefits that custom orthotics have:
They correct foot deformities. Prescription orthotics, unlike generic insoles, can treat foot deformities such as high or depressed arches. Custom orthotics help prevent pressure ulcers and other diabetes-related foot abnormalities.
Custom orthotics are healthy for your knees, ankles, and back, as these body parts rely on your feet to maintain optimal alignment and range of motion. When your posture and stride attempt to adjust to any kind of foot discomfort, foot pain can reduce mobility in your muscles, tendons, and joints. Custom orthotics counter such issues of pronation.
Foot irregularities can affect your sporting activities whether you're a veteran pro or a youthful athlete just starting out. Custom orthotics can assist in relieving the discomfort that limits you in athletic activities, as they provide support and cushioning by redistributing strain on your feet. This is especially useful if you stand for long periods of time or have arthritis. Custom orthotics can prevent injuries and, thus, aid in strenuous exercise routines.
While getting used to feeling comfortable in your custom orthotics may take a while, ensure using them long-term to get the most out of it. If, at any point, you feel uncomfortable with your custom orthotics, reach out to us, and we’ll fix it!
Why Choose Our Orthotic Clinic?
We offer custom orthotics and ensure you get the best possible treatment in Calgary. When you visit us and get examined by Dr. Crosby, you get the following advantages:
We understand that you would only trust a professional when it comes to your medical needs. Patients visiting our clinic can rest assured about this with services provided only by a licensed podiatrist.
As a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Crosby is trained in evaluating the mechanical problems of the feet and is recognized by various insurance companies.
There are no hidden charges for follow-up visits or modifications at the North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic. We ensure that your feet get optimal care at affordable prices.
Common Conditions We Treat
- Plantar fasciitis
- Excessive foot pronation (flat feet)
- Malalignment syndromes
- Children's problems, including in-toe, out-toe and flat feet
- Neuromas (burning/numbness under the ball of the foot)
- Foot pain and fatigue
- Leg pain and fatigue
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Off-loading of lesions/painful areas
As a medical specialist focused on foot care and treatment, Dr. Crosby is an expert in efficiently developing and using custom orthotics for treating various foot conditions, including:
Visit North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic for Your Orthotics in Calgary
We understand that ankle and foot problems can cause physical discomfort and emotional stress. That's why we strive to alleviate your pain and put your mind at ease. Our podiatrist is highly-trained and experienced in diagnosing foot disorders and providing follow-up care for custom orthotics, including other medical or surgical treatment forms. If you are experiencing persistent pain or other symptoms of a foot disorder, call us for custom orthotics in Calgary. You can also download, print, and fill out the client intake form to facilitate registration during your first appointment with us!