Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

What actually causes a metatarsal stress fracture?

It’s an interesting question, because the most common answer you might hear is not what many people imagine it to be. It’s easy to imagine that a fracture would be caused by a general weakness in the specific bone. This can certainly be the case with, for example, rheumatoid patients, but often that is not…
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Custom Orthotics to treat foot pain

Can orthotics treat heel spurs?

Heel spurs are one of the most common causes of heel pain and are often associated with a lot of discomforts during jumping, walking or running. However, getting rid of it is not simple and takes some effort. Can orthotics help? Well, the answer is a yes but before digging deeper, it is important to…
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Orthotics for the athlete

Shoe lacing tips with orthotics

Do you know how to tie your shoes with orthotics? Properly lacing your shoes can enhance the fit of your custom orthotics and reduce strain. There are a couple of techniques that you should apply if your laces keep coming undone and if you have a wide forefoot or a narrow ankle. If you have…
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Custom orthotics will help you get back to what you enjoy

Put your best foot forward

While they may be a fashionable choice, ballet pumps and high heels affect your knees, feet and back since they lack support at the foot arches. Lack of natural foot arch support can result in changes to your running and walking pattern or cause pain in different parts of your body. Custom orthotics and insoles…
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3-D scan of feet to create custom orthotics

Orthotics and worker safety

Foot health is an often overlooked aspect of worker safety, especially in construction sites. While there are a number of hazards that can present themselves in development locations, foot pain, bunions, sprains and even plantar fasciitis can be caused by the constant, unrelenting pace of standing and walking across the work area. Investing in custom…
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Our orthotics are made 100% in-house

Health conditions that may require orthotics

Problems with your joints, ligaments, bones, and muscles that cause you pain can often be treated with orthotics. These can be bought over the counter or by getting a prescription from your doctor. The over the counter orthotics you will need is dictated by your shoe size. The type of foot pain you are experiencing…
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specialized orthotic design at PTI Orthotics

‘What type of orthotic will be best for me?’

This is a question we are often asked early on by a client. It seems a simple question, but our response is much more complicated. The actual answer depends on a wide range of factors. For example, we’d consider your weight, age and the type and level of activity you regularly undertake. Added to this,…
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Custom molded feet casts

Why gel filled orthotics are the future

For a time now, the standard orthotics used by many labs feature polyethylene or urethane foams. Their structure would remind you of a foam mattress or a sponge. This means that, over time, their cell walls will collapse, reducing the effectiveness of the vital cushioning effect. Often just like a lumpy or flattened old mattress!…
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Custom orthotics will help you get back to what you enjoy

Choosing the right orthotics

Orthotics are more commonly known as arch supports, yet this is only one role they fill. When walking or running, arch supports ensure the alignment of your lower back, ankles, knees, and hips as well. To choose the best orthotics it helps to match them with your shoes. In some cases, they may need to…
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specialized orthotic design at PTI Orthotics

Do heel lifts help if I have Achilles Tendonitis?

Heel lifts can help when treating this condition as they can reduce the tension felt in, and stretch to, your Achilles tendon. This is often matched with a program of exercises to slowly stretch and gradually strengthen the calf muscle group. Should this not be successful in treating the condition, the next stage often sees…
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Athletic custom orthotics

Can I carry on running with shin splints?

Shin splints are a very common injury for people who enjoy running or dancing as a key form of exercise. They are an inflammation of the tibialis anterior muscle; and are often caused by overuse of the leg muscles, tendons or shin bone, perhaps after a long period with little or no such exercise; or…
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Custom orthotics can help you get back on your feet

Orthotics for all, not just athletes

Some people think orthotics are mainly for serious athletes. While they certainly do offer benefits for many sports enthusiasts, from tennis players to long-distance runners, they have also helped numerous others who do not partake in regular sports. Orthotics help address and alleviate many common foot and motion issues. Even when the wearer isn’t out…
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