Orthotics for Arthritis

Finding the right orthotic for hip pain

Orthotics are more than just foot inserts that you can purchase at any local drugstore. They’re prescription medical devices that correct how you run, walk, or stand, and help relieve hip pain. To get the best fit, it’s wise to visit a podiatrist for an examination. This exam includes a biochemical evaluation that involves over…
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Why we prefer gel over foam for orthotics

We’ve been asked about this because many people are offered standard foam orthotics by other practitioners. These are made of good materials, but the cellular wall structure does tend to collapse over time, diminishing the level of support. Here at PTI, we prefer to use a two-part polymer. Initially a liquid, formulated as soft as…
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Custom orthotics will help you get back to what you enjoy

Can your heel pain wait?

Severe swelling and pain in your heel can be daunting as it affects your ability to walk correctly. Although heel pain goes away with time after some home care, it’s not always the case. For instance, you may use ice or get new shoes to help relieve your heel pain. But, when your heel pain…
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Why cheap is expensive in the long run

Custom orthotics are medical devices you wear to correct your gait and treat any foot conditions such as turf toe. Since custom orthotics aren’t inexpensive, most people look for cheaper alternatives to relieve their foot, knee, or hip pain. Unfortunately, cheaper options provide short-term solutions to your foot conditions. Hence, with time, you’ll need to…
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What exactly is turf toe?

It might sound like an injury a golfer would suffer when kicking the ground in frustration after a mishit shot – but it’s really no laughing matter for athletes. It’s actually a traumatic hyperextension of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. It can lead to a long-term reduction in the range of motion enjoyed by the great…
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Watching out for shin splints

This is a painful condition that can affect those who regularly exercise, often through them doing so too much. But, with more people going for a run to alleviate being in lockdown, it can also affect those less used to taking such exercise – either as often, or for longer periods of time, and especially…
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Are custom orthotics worth their cost?

Many people forgo getting custom orthotics to relieve their foot, hip, and knee pain to save money. But, while custom orthotics aren’t cheap, they are highly valuable. For instance, wearing orthotics daily can help you correct your gait and relieve different types of foot pain you have. Additionally, with custom orthotics, you get a product…
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Custom Orthotics to treat foot pain

Custom orthotics for relief from diabetes-induced foot pain

While foot pain is widespread in adults across America – almost 80 percent have experienced it – diabetes is a compounding factor that often produces unfamiliar levels of discomfort to those newly diagnosed with the condition. Diabetes can cause pain in every part of the body, but the feet are particularly vulnerable. Diabetic-related foot pain…
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3-D scan of feet to create custom orthotics

Custom orthotics for heavier people

Being heavy or overweight places extreme force on your feet, causing pain in your heels, knees, ankles, and arches. Unfortunately, this can make walking and exercising difficult and also result in long-term foot damage. Luckily, custom orthotics are very effective in treating these problems by eliminating the foot pain caused by excessive weight. It’s vital…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Orthotics 101: Optimal foot movement

When a person walks in an optimal fashion, their weight is distributed to their feet evenly. With sub-optimal movement, a person’s weight is distributed unevenly and places too much pressure on only certain parts of their feet. Let’s take a look at this more closely: Interior (Overpronation): People walk with their weight distributed more to…
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Custom orthotics during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience for any woman as it involves bringing a new life into the world. However, many bodily changes occur during pregnancy, which can lead to foot and leg problems. For instance, due to the increase in weight, your musculoskeletal system undergoes a series of adjustments that results in painful ankles, knees,…
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The other half of an ‘orthotics partnership’

Sadly, some people still believe that custom orthotics can fit into any shoe they already possess. Not so – in fact, the shoes previously worn might even have been part of the original problem. It’s important to partner a new orthotic with a shoe that fits properly; one that offers the level of support necessary…
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