What should an orthotic feel like?
What should an orthotic feel like? Well we get many many people in our clinic everyday that say it felt a little uncomfortable in the beginning. That’s completely normal. Remember you’re not used to having something push up against your arch so the orthotic is supposed to feel like it’s pushing up against your arch, that’s […]Read More
What is an orthotic?
An orthotic is a device that helps align your body. Fundamentally the feet are the foundation of your body so if we can align your foot, the rest of your body follows. An orthotic can be soft and flexible or they can be really rigid and hard. The most appropriate type for you all depends on […]Read More
What happens in an assessment and what to expect during appointment?
Wear loose-fitting pants that can be rolled up to your knee or bring shorts. We ask you some questions to determine your lifestyle activities and the source of the issues you are experiencing. We will do a range of motion testing. We will then watch you walk so we can see how your foot moves […]Read More
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel syndrome is an irritation of the posterior tibial nerve that runs along the inside of the foot. People who are flat-footed usually complain of this condition. Signs and symptoms of tarsal tunnel can include heel pain or tingling and numbness on the bottom of the foot. Orthotics can help raise the medial arch […]Read More
Shoe Lacing Tips
You may know how to tie your shoes or you may think you know how to tie your shoes. So if you have a narrow ankle or a wide forefoot or if your lace is coming undone here’s a couple of lacing techniques. If you have a narrow ankle use the last, eyelet pull the […]Read More
We often struggle with figuring out what is our actual shoe size. Sometimes you can be a different size with different shoes within the same brand. So when you are doing your shoe sizing please make sure that you are fully weight-bearing. You always want 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch from your longest toe […]Read More
Some avid runners or walkers experience pain in the lower legs. They may have developed shin splints. Shin splints often occur because of shoe breakdown, biomechanical errors, and an increase in training. To prevent shin splints from developing remember to keep footwear current. Try compression socks or sleeves for a little added compression on your calf […]Read More
Many people need safety shoes for their work. We see a lot of people who wear safety shoes all day long for either 8 to 12 hours. Choose the right type of safety shoe for you. When it comes to safety shoes there is everything from shoes or dressy types of shoes to athletic type […]Read More
Ever had that feeling when you step out of bed take your first step and you get that sharp stabbing pain in your heel? And then you hobble on the ball of your foot for a few steps and then as you get going the pain kind of goes away you forget about it? You […]Read More