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Can orthotics alleviate plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common and highly painful condition that can develop in the heel and sole area of the foot. The plantar fascia is a large ligament that can be affected by microtears caused by excessive exercise or simple wear and tear. It can come on over time. For those afflicted, walking can be…
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Do I need to replace my orthotics?

This is a common question we get from first-time orthotic users. Generally, most custom orthotics last between one and five years, depending on their material and quality. Therefore, you need to replace your custom orthotics once their lifespan is up. Here’s how to tell it’s time to replace your custom orthotics. You experience pain when…
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Trouble walking in winter?

Foot pain, or unsteadiness, can make walking freely and confidently a problem at any time of year. However, when frosty, icy, slippy, mornings arrive; followed soon after by winter snows, the problem can become more acute. The pain and discomfort you already feel can be heightened in your senses by a nervous distrust of the…
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What are common causes of foot pain?

Pain in the feet can range from mild to severe. However bad the pain is, it can prevent sufferers from walking comfortably and from doing hobbies and activities they love. The main causes of foot pain are: Arthritis, which can lead to foot conditions such as hallux rigidus Forefoot conditions such as claw toe, metatarsalgia…
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Orthotics for Arthritis

Quality orthotics are more than just foot inserts

If you’re experiencing heel or foot pain, you’ve probably thought about getting foot inserts to relieve some of the discomfort. However, foot inserts can be made with different materials, and some are better quality than others. While some may support the abnormal movement of your feet to relieve pain, others don’t. That’s why it’s vital…
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Why a proper fit is so important

Imagine a vacation resort mixing up a couple of bookings. An elderly couple are given a six-bedroom villa and a family of six a two-bedroom one. The manager refuses to sort the problem, so everybody would be left both uncomfortable and unhappy. The same is true when being fitted with custom orthotics. You can’t find…
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Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Why your foot pain isn’t going away

If you experience foot or heel pain that doesn’t go away, you’re not alone. Many people with foot pain tend to look for cheap solutions that worsen their condition. Here are four reasons why your foot pain isn’t going away. You’re not using the right orthotics You’re straining your feet You didn’t visit an orthotic…
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It’s just a lile pain!

No, it’s not. Ignoring your foot pain or ruling it out as normal is the worst thing you can do for your overall health and well-being. While foot pain can subside with time, in some cases, it can get more severe, affecting your walk or gait. Therefore, once your foot pain starts impacting your life,…
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When you first use custom orthotics

Occasionally, patients think (or hope) that using a new custom orthotic will instantly leave them feeling pain-free. It’s important to appreciate that a ‘break in’ period for your orthotics occurs as all the muscle groups above your foot will be asked to suddenly function in a different way than they are used to – and…
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Orthotics for the athlete

How custom orthotics can help alleviate arthritic problems

If you suffer from arthritis, you’ll know what a debilitating and even destructive condition it can be. Walking can be an unpleasant experience due to your lack of overall mobility and a loss of flexibility. A match between custom created orthotics and sensible footwear choices can assist in alleviating such problems. Together they can help…
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