Improve Your Quality of Life With Custom Orthotics in Edmonton

The health of your feet greatly affects not only your ability to walk without discomfort but your overall quality of life as well. Pain in the foot can easily travel up through your body and cause significant pain elsewhere. At Gibbs Foot & Ankle Clinic in Edmonton, we believe custom orthotics are a great help in dealing with issues that you already have or as a preventative measure for future foot problems. They’re also used by athletes to deal with the stresses they put their bodies through day-in and day-out as well as for injury prevention. Avoid pain and future problems; trust our custom orthotics in Edmonton!

 

Custom orthotics are used to treat a variety of foot-related ailments and symptoms, including:

  • Bunions A bony, often painful, bump on the base of your big toe results from progressive deforming changes in toe positioning usually because of joint instability and muscle imbalances.

  • Flat feet No discernable arch in the foot and can cause pain from your feet all the way up to your back.

  • Plantar fasciitis Pain in the connective tissue that stretches from the ball of your foot to the back of your heel, usually caused by intensive and repetitive pressures on the plantar fascia, which creates small tears that result in inflammation and sharp pain, especially in the morning or after long periods of being off your feet.

  • Calluses An area of thickened skin caused by repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation.

  • Joint problems Can have many different causes, from arthritis to strains and sprains, or other injuries.

  • Shin splints An inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around the tibia.

  • Limb length discrepancy Caused hereditarily or through an accident, one of your legs is longer or shorter than the other.

  • Diabetes The most common is a nerve problem called Peripheral Neuropathy, causing burning, tingling, or stabbing pain.

  • Vascular disease Can cause reduced blood flow to your limbs, creating coldness, leg pain or sores that won’t heal.

  • Arthritis Joint pain or disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion.

  • Leg or back pain This happens when you have something out of line or nerve trouble such as sciatica.

  • In-toeing When feet are turned inward instead of parallel to each other pointed straight ahead; commonly known as “pigeon-toed.”

  • Out-toeing When feet are turned outward instead of parallel to each other pointed straight ahead. Sometimes caused by hip external rotation, tibial torsion, or something more serious such as cerebral palsy.

How They’re Made

Custom orthotics are made up of a rigid yet slightly flexible foundation, such as polypropylene or graphite as well as a cushioned casing for comfort, usually neoprene, silicone, or ethylene-vinyl acetate. The plastic core is shaped to correct your feet’s specific musculoskeletal imbalances and to redistribute pressure when you’re standing and moving in order to encourage proper arch, joint, and bone alignment.

 

Depending on what your orthotics are made of, they may last you anywhere from 5 to 10 years through the top cover on the shell may need replacing sooner because of wear and tear. But don’t worry; it’s a quick and affordable process.

FAQ

Read on for a few frequently asked questions about custom orthotics:

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For professional custom orthotic treatment in Edmonton, schedule an appointment with us now. Contact us for more details.

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Gibbs Foot & Ankle Clinic

4632 Calgary Trail NW,

Edmonton, AB T6H 6A1

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Tuesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Wednesday 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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