At OAK Physio & Wellness, our experts may recommend orthotics for several health conditions. Examples include:
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two main types of arthritis that require orthotics. They can cause discomfort in your feet and poor alignment of your foot. Orthotics can help to correct the poor alignment and to reduce the accompanying pain.
Direct impacts or trauma to your feet may require orthotics as extra support to hasten the healing process.
High Arches of the foot
If you have a very high arch of the foot, it can stress the muscles of your feet and cause knee pain, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Our experts in OAK Physio & Wellness will recommend orthotics as they help to prevent your feet from rolling inward, outward, or out of range.
This is one of the common causes of heel pain. Orthotics can be used to support the feet and reduce the pain associated with this condition.
When the arches of your foot are not properly positioned, it causes the inward rolling or outward rolling of the foot. It can lead to back pain.
These are very painful bumps that develop at the base of your big toe. The use of orthotics that have a wide toe box is good in reducing the pressure in the big toe.
If you have flat feet, your chances of developing foot, ankle, and back pain are high. Orthotics can help to support their feet and also to promote a proper foot position.
This is a condition where there is bone outgrowth at the bottom or back of your heels. They are extremely painful. Orthotics can help to reduce the inflammation caused by the bony overgrowth and also to support your foot.
This occurs as a result of the inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that are located in your toes and heels. This leads to pain and discomfort.
This is a side effect of the bunion, and it causes pain in the second toe and the ball of the feet.
People with diabetes may sometimes develop diabetic neuropathy, a condition that is characterized by the loss of sensation in their feet. Orthotics help to reduce the pressure and excessive stress in the feet.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at OAK Physio & Wellness, as we are always delighted to hear from you.