Custom Orthotics at Divergent Health’s Calgary Clinic

People suffering from lower back issues and foot pain often don’t realize where the problem stems from. It’s time to get to the root of the problem! Many people worldwide overlook the importance of foot care and end up in the wrong shoes, setting themselves up for avoidable foot problems. Our Calgary Health Centre is here to rescue your feet! Reach out to us for a personalized orthotic solution crafted just for you, and say goodbye to discomfort for good.

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What are Custom Orthotics?

Step into the world of custom orthotics—a game-changer for your feet! These devices designed to align the foot and ankle into anatomically efficient positions—allowing ease of comfort and mobility. Picture them as personalized insoles, tailor-made to address your unique foot imbalances. Custom orthotics fit into the shoes and must be made using your feet’ precise measurements and imprints. The primary purpose of using custom orthotics is to reduce stress and strain on the spinal cord by adjusting your feet to fit the body’s proper alignment.

In addition to improving foot and ankle alignment, custom orthotics offer numerous benefits. They can help alleviate pain from conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, and heel spurs. By providing proper support and cushioning, orthotics enhance balance and stability, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. They also improve posture and gait, preventing or alleviating knee, hips, and lower back discomfort. Custom orthotics are effective for Calgarians with specific foot problems or those seeking to enhance overall foot health and functionality.

How Does Divergent’s Treatment Work?

Divergent’s Calgary Health Clinic offers treatment options and custom orthotics to ensure that foot pain doesn’t hinder your mobility.

Our Gait Scan System is designed to accurately diagnose foot, joint, leg, and knee pain. The revolutionary tool analyses the biomechanics of your gait to determine whether your feet align with the ground during walking. Gait scan provides accurate scan results owing to the 4096 sensors it uses at a frequency of 300Hz. The biomechanical tool assesses the static and dynamic alignment of the lower half of your body and the formation of calluses on your feet. It also inspects your shoe wearing patterns to test the strength of the muscles in your body for strength, balance, and functionality.

The assessment is then used to prescribe custom orthotic solutions to ensure you walk without discomfort.

What Can Cause Foot Problems?

Apart from providing support and balance to the body, our feet impact the functions of our muscles and joints. Hence, pain stemming from the feet has the potential to cause severe discomfort in other parts of the body as well. Here are some of the most common ways Calgarians develop foot problems:

  • Rigorous running and strenuous exercises can lead to increased pressure on the feet. While running, our feet experience up to four times the weight of our body. Excessive running, without properly caring for your feet, can disrupt your body’s natural balance and posture. In addition to that, walking for long periods, especially in the wrong footwear, can put excessive weight on your feet too.
  • Wearing improper shoes is one of the primary causes of foot pain. Experts at the American Podiatric Medical Association say that an individual takes 8000 to 10,000 steps in a day. The effects of this on your feet, coupled with the wrong type of shoes, can be adverse. In addition to that, women tend to face more foot problems due to heels and pointy shoes.

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Appointment for Custom Orthotics Near Me

At Divergent Healthcare, we understand the discomfort caused by painful foot problems. Our experienced team of Calgary professionals provides treatment options and custom orthotics to get you moving again. Call 587-325-0253 today.