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Custom Orthotics for Orthotics Foot Pain in Calgary

Effective treatment of a foot problem sometimes requires the use of biomechanical devices, known as custom orthotics. These are highly specialized, custom-made three-dimensional foot inserts that enable the joints and bones of the foot to be in a more stable position while standing and while in motion. The custom orthotics in Calgary’s North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic help relieve symptoms of common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, neuromas, and other foot and ankle tendon injuries. We provide you with custom orthotics that are comfortable to wear and help in the correction of foot and ankle dysfunction. Visit our clinic for custom orthotics if you have been experiencing foot pain while walking or running. We can help you manage it before it is too late.


We make sure that every patient who reaches out to us gets adequate attention and assistance. We help to put not only your pain at bay but also your mind at rest. With constant dedication and superior-quality services, we strive only to provide the best quality treatments for our patients.


How Do They Work

Custom orthotics are specially built and designed to help you walk easily and painlessly. They control each phase of the walking cycle – right from the moment your heel contacts the ground to when your toes push off the surface. Thus, they provide support at every stage of the walking cycle and make sure that you are never alone and without support.

How Are They Made

There are a number of steps involved in the making of the perfect custom orthotics for you. Before actually designing custom orthotics we take an accurate measurement of your foot using a three-dimensional laser scan. These precise measurements help in giving 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 so you use the right muscles at the right time more efficiently. If you want, we can also make orthotics for you that are designed to go with a particular type of footwear. Once the measurements are taken, we make your custom orthotics and then call you in for a trial.


While it may take a while to get used to feeling comfortable in your custom orthotics, make sure to use them on a long-term basis to get the most out of it. If, at any point in time, you feel uncomfortable in your custom orthotics, reach out to us.

What Are the Benefits of Custom Orthotics?

When it comes to orthotics, customization is essential. Custom orthotics, as opposed to bulk-produced, stock shoe inserts available at a pharmacy, are designed particularly for your foot to offer support exactly where you need it.


Feet deserve all the care they can get since they support the whole body. Custom orthotics, as the name suggests, are custom-made to match the shape and size of your foot. They 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.


Let's take a look at the multitude of benefits that custom orthotics come with:

  • They correct foot deformities. Prescription orthotics, as opposed to 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. Your knees, ankles, and back 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 arduous exercise routines.

Our Orthotic Clinic in Calgary:

We offer custom orthotics for Calgary patients and make sure that you get the best possible treatment. You will be assessed only by Dr. Crosby, a licensed podiatrist. When you visit us and get examined by Dr. Crosby, you get the following advantages:

  • As a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Crosby is trained in evaluating the mechanical problems of the feet.
  • As a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Crosby is recognized by insurance companies.
  • Dr. Crosby will cast your feet or take a 3-dimensional laser scan, have his assistant do the fitting when the orthotics are ready, and he will then provide follow-up care and prescribe any modifications necessary for your orthotics.
  • There are no hidden charges at the North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic. Some other clinics may charge for follow-up visits or modifications.

Common Conditions We Treat Include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Excessive foot pronation (flat feet)
  • Malalignment syndromes
  • Children's problems including in-toe, out-toe and flat feet
  • Neuromas (burning/numbness under ball of foot)
  • Foot pain and fatigue
  • Leg pain and fatigue
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Off-loading of lesions/painful areas

As a medical specialist focused on foot care and treatment, Dr. Crosby is an expert in the proper development and use of custom orthotics.

Rely on North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic for Your Orthotics in Calgary

Podiatrists have the education and experience to provide complete orthotic care. They receive more than 1,000 hours of didactic and clinical experience in the science of biomechanics, and 224 hours of didactic and clinical experience in the science and fabrication of foot orthotics.


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They are licensed to diagnose foot disorders and provide follow-up care, which might include other forms of medical or surgical treatment. Only podiatrists and some specially trained physicians can provide such comprehensive care. Podiatrists have been making orthotics for foot conditions since 1933, and have been leaders in orthotic research and development. Call us for custom orthotics in Calgary. 

Custom Orthotics

Made to your exact measurements to reduce stress and strain on your body.

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General Information

North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic
271-1632 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB,

T2N 1M7

Phone : 403-289-8491

Fax : 403-282-4441

alberta podiatry

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Tuesday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Wednesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Friday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

*Clinic hours subject to change without notice



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