Relieve Foot Pain With Orthotics
Are you suffering from foot, knee or lower back pain, flat feet, bunions or plantar fasciitis? Custom-made Orthotics can help. Approximately 75% of people will suffer from foot related problems at some point in their life. Foot pain that interferes with your normal activities is an indication that something is wrong and that you should seek medical help.
Why Patients Prefer Custom Orthotics
- Custom orthotics are fabricated specifically for your feet using the latest 3D scanning technology, giving you the precise support your need.
- Orthotics are a highly effective treatment to help manage and alleviate foot, lower leg, knee and back pain.
- Non-prescription orthotics may help, but do not maintain their shape and support for more than a few weeks. Appletree custom-made orthotics maintain their support usually for 2 years or more.
Appletree 3D Scanning Technology for Custom-Made Orthotics
The TOG GaitScan™ is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities. GaitScan™ is a valuable education tool that provides practitioners with a comprehensive biomechanical analysis for each patient as well as clear, concise images to assess and articulate the need for orthotic therapy.
What does this mean for you? A new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives your health care provider access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking minor flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
A licensed specialist such as a Pedorthist or Chiropodist will assess your feet for any abnormalities, normal range of motion and perform a bio mechanical evaluation and gait analysis. If you should require custom orthotics he or she will cast your feet with the latest up to date laser scanning technology.
After Your Appointment
You will be scheduled for a fitting appointment and will receive your custom orthotics. Generally we would book a follow up appointment after 6 weeks if you were experiencing any difficulties. Most coverage is annual and it’s a good idea to equip your shoe wardrobe with a few pairs for optimum results.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are custom orthotics?
Custom made Orthotics are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct biomechanical foot issues such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run relating to the structure, function and motion of your foot. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis. Custom Orthotics can even help conservatively manage foot pain while waiting for needed foot surgery.
What are the causes of foot pain?
There are many causes of foot pain. Acute or abnormal strain is one of the most common causes of foot pain caused by running, weight gain, injuries, arthritis, poor shoe selection, prolonged standing, age-related changes, calluses or skin problems.
Certain medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, spinal problems, leg deformities, neurological disorders, pregnancy, obesity and medications can cause foot pain. Other lifestyle choices can also cause a person foot disturbances. These include wearing ill-fitting shoes or high heels and doing high impact exercise such as jogging or strenuous exercise.
What are common types of foot pain?
Common types of foot pain include heel problems such as Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Spurs and Plantar fasciitis, or arch problems such as Flat feet, High arches, Overuse, or forefoot problems such as Metatarsalgia, Bunions and Arthritis.
How can we help with your foot pain?
Appletree Medical Group offers biomechanical and gait assessments covered by OHIP. When you book your appointment, the first step is to identify the specific cause of your foot pain. The pedorthist will complete a biomechanical examination, gait analysis and history of your sign and symptoms. A digital pressure and force scan can be taken as well, the computerized gait analysis produces an accurate map of the foots’ pressure distribution which helps identify high pressure areas and problematic gait patterns. This technology allows us to assess where support is needed in order to address and restore proper foot mechanics. You will also then be assessed by a physician on site to provide a proper diagnosis and prescription for the custom orthotics. Once the appropriate orthotics is chosen, a cast of your feet and prescription is sent to the lab for fabrication. Whether it is a functional or accommodative orthotic for casual, running or dress shoes we have it covered. Fabrication turnaround time is approximately 3 weeks. A follow-up fitting will be scheduled to ensure the orthotics fit correctly, provide wearing and general care instructions.
What’s a Pedorthist?
A Certified Pedorthist is a professional who has specialized training to assess your feet and gait that design and fabricate supportive insoles and devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs. Appletree Pedorthist team is qualified to determine the appropriate orthotic and modifications you will need for each foot to help you alleviate your symptoms.