One of our specialities at Downsview Orthopaedic
and Arthritis Centre is foot care and custom
Orthotics are footbed supports placed inside the
shoes to treat various physical symptoms from
painful feet due to hyperpronation and fallen
arches, to knee pain, back pain and gait and
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According to healthcommunities.com, The most effective
orthotics, however, are custom-made devices that are
crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual.
Custom orthotics are created using an impression of the foot
called a cast, which duplicates any misalignments in foot
structure. Using the cast and computer technology,
technicians in an orthotic laboratory design a device that
balances out deformities and corrects misalignments.
Ehow.com describes how orthotics are measured: Each time
you take a step, your foot hits the ground in a certain way. If
there's some problem or issue with the way you set your
foot down, you might experience pain or even sustain an
injury. Depending on how the bottom of your foot is shaped,
orthotics may be able to correct your problem. Measuring
for orthotics involves making some kind of impression so
that the foot conformation can be examined.
And wikipedia.com describes the use of orthotics: to aid
people with foot problems as well as knee, hip, and spine
conditions. They may also be used in conjunction with
properly fitted orthopedic footwear in the prevention of
foot ulcers in the at-risk diabetic foot.
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