People who experience some form of pain in their foot or who suffer from lower-extremity injuries may find that custom molded orthotics are a great option to treat the pain caused. Custom molded orthotics are insoles that have been prescribed by a doctor, often a podiatrist, sports medicine physician, or orthopedic surgeon after conducting a thorough evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs. Scientific research has shown that custom orthotics are a good option for diabetic patients, high performance athletes, anyone experiencing a bio-mechanical issue or recurring injury that cannot be treated with over-the-counter insoles.
The insoles help in correcting the biomechanical irregularities in the feet, as well as solve foot issues such as fallen arches and plantar fasciitis. For many podiatrists, orthotics is considered as the best possible solution for a majority of the lower-body injuries and pain. By adding the custom-made orthotics to the shoes, one is able to reduce or eliminate the problem by doing away with the stress that led to the pain in the first place. When looking for podiatrists who can help you with orthotics, it is necessary to choose a provider that has years of experience in fabricating the custom-molded orthotics.
Custom-made orthotics vs. Over-the-counter insoles Custom-made orthotics are the insoles that have been prescribed by a doctor after conducting a thorough evaluation of one’s feet, ankles and legs. They are built specifically for the patient, according to their foot size and gait pattern. On the other hand, over-the-counter insoles include avariety of different foot products, such as arch supports, insoles, heel-liners and foot cushions. The prefabricated insoles differ in size and shape, when it comes to the level of support they offer.
Both custom orthotics and over-the-counter insoles are helpful in treating and preventing leg, foot and lower-extremity injuries, and there are significant results that showcase the improvement made by patients using the insoles or custom orthotics.
There are two categories of custom molded orthotics and these include:
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Dr. Chaudhry is a renowned podiatrist in Edmonton, Alberta. Over the years, he has helped numerous patients with custom made orthopaedic insoles. At The Foot and Wellness Centre, Dr.Chaudhry has brought in cutting-edge technology and minimally invasive procedures for treating various deformities of the feet. We use the technique that is best for your foot condition. The orthotic shell materials include: polypropylene, copolymer or carbon graphite and tri-laminate thermoplastics. Thickness and degrees of rigidity is dependent on prescription application and patient body weight.
The choice of treatment might vary from patient to patient, based on their needs as well as their suitability to a particular procedure. We, at The Foot and Wellness Centre, will evaluate your condition and appropriately guide you through the treatment options available.
Dr. Chaudhry is known for his dedication to each patient and as such provides a thorough physical examination of your feet, takes time to understand your medical history as well as suggests diagnostic tests to better understand your condition. Only after proper evaluation do we move towards the treatment for your condition.
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