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 and decreased pressure placed on that nerve. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 to book your appointment today if you’re experiencing this type of pain.
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 to help the venous flow. Custom orthotics can also help to prevent muscle fatigue as well. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 to discuss your options for treating your shin splints.
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 sit down at work or you’re watching TV at home and you stand up again and bam there’s that pain again. Quite common, it’s called plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is that pain that starts at initiation of movement. More commonly you’ll see it first step out of bed in the morning. So think about it – you’re lying in bed you’re all relaxed your foot is all relaxed. You wake up you step out of bed and the first step you take you crank into your arch. Ouch, you feel that stabbing pain in your heel like someone’s just driving a knife right into it.
Please make sure if you have plantar fasciitis you are not stepping barefoot, wear a sandal or indoor shoes.
The fascia at the bottom of your foot is what’s getting stretched. That’s what’s causing the pain.
There’s lots of things we can do to help with plantar fasciitis. If you wear an orthotic please make sure you wear it all the time because this arch support is going to help support your arch and prevent the fascia from tearing. Please don’t be barefeet make sure you wear a sandal inside your house especially if you have hard floors. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 to discuss your heel pain.
Although it sounds terrifying, Sever’s disease is a common injury that occurs in kids, especially adolescents who do running and jumping sports. Sever’s disease is the irritation of the calcaneal growth plate. Your child may experience heel pain or discomfort in the Achilles area.
Orthotics with a deep heel cup and cushioning can decrease discomfort. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 to book your appointment today if your child is complaining of this type of pain.
Intoeing or pigeon toed is when you notice that your child’s toes face inwards. Sometimes it can be a problem especially if when they’re trying to run they trip over themselves and they can’t be active. If that’s the case you really should get that looked at.
The research on intoeing is really scattered. Some people will tell you it will correct itself and others say it may not.
If you find that intoeing is causing a decrease in activity level then come on in and let us figure it out.
There are things that we can do for intoeing. There are orthotics that are created specifically to make the toes move outwards. Be careful when you have these in the shoe. You’re not going to see a perfect straightening of the foot, you’re going to maybe see a couple of degrees, but sometimes that’s enough to make sure your child is able to be active and grow and fundamentally develop in the right plane.
If you have any questions about intoeing come on in and talk to us and we’d be happy to help. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.