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Bunions and the shoes you’re wearing

Bunions, or Hallux Valgus, are often painful bumps which occur when the bones in your feet shift out of place. A bony bump forms on the joint at the base of the big toe, and will often become irritated and swollen depending on the type of footwear you choose. Wearing shoes that crowd your toes…
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Orthotics for flat feet

Do you have foot problems whenever you stand or walk for long hours? Sometimes this may seem to be normal fatigue, but it is often not. You might be suffering from a condition known as flat feet. Flat feet symptoms include: Pain in the feet Swelling of the hip Stiffness in one or both feet…
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4 ways you can get help to pay for your custom orthotics

Custom orthotics can be costly. Although expensive, your orthotics are something you don’t want to go cheap on, as failure to support your feet can lead to serious injuries and longer-term damage to your joints—not to mention more expensive medical expenses further down the line. If you’re having trouble paying for your custom orthotics, here…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

The complexity of our feet

Our feet are quite complexly designed. Each of them has 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, and 57 ligaments,33 joints, 26 bones, and 19 muscles. Considering what they do for our locomotive ability, all these parts must function as a top-level orchestra. Foot pain isn’t a normal situation. If you have foot pain, it’s because…
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Orthotics for Arthritis

How does an orthotic help with arthritis of the knee?

To be frank, with knee arthritis, an orthotic can help, but it is only a temporary measure. The condition itself typically requires surgery, as well as treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs, and often the use of walking aids. Of course, some people prefer not to undergo a surgical procedure. What needs to be achieved here is…
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Orthotics custom-fabricated for your individual foot

How does orthotics actually help?

Often, this subject can be discussed in quite a technical way. Yet, at its simplest, custom crafted foot orthotics aim to keep your feet in the best possible position. This means that abnormal or excess motion can be lessened, specific areas of pressure on the base of your foot can be reduced, and at-risk areas…
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Who are you consulting over your problem?

If you have one of the many conditions that can cause pain, discomfort, or other problems in your legs and feet, then there are many different specialist professional options open to you. It’s possible you may be consulting a podiatrist or a chiropractor, a podiatrist or an orthopedist, an orthotist, or a physical therapist or…
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What is plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that is caused when a band of tissue that connects the heel to your toes becomes inflamed. This causes shooting pain at the bottom of your heel, usually occurring in the beginning of the day. The pain can also be caused by increased standing or immediately…
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Choosing the best type of orthotic for you

We know that others might simply offer one product for many different situations. Here at PTI Orthotics, we seek to fully understand the diagnosis and the specific orthotic condition being treated. Other factors to be considered include how active the individual is, both in their day-to-day life and in other areas such as sport or…
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How our cushioning materials are different

Clients have commented on how our custom orthotics cushioning materials appear different to what might be called ‘industry standard’. And they’re right! These are usually urethane or polyethylene foams. This forms a structure akin to a foam mattress or a sponge – and the cellular structure gradually collapses. The two-part polymer gel we have chosen…
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