Would I Benefit From Custom Orthotics?

Author: Garnet Orthopedic Solutions | | Categories: Compression Stockings , Compression Therapy , Licensed Pedorthists , Orthotic Design , Orthotic Fabrication , Orthotics Manufacturing , Shoe Insoles


Our feet are highly complex structures, with each foot consisting of twenty-six bones and hundreds of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. Your feet support and balance your body weight, and any alterations in your foot structure and alignment can have poor consequences for other joints in your body and even your overall health. Custom orthotics correct biomechanical insufficiencies that may cause mild discomfort or pain during activities. As experts in the field, we at Garnet Orthopedic Solutions want to tell you how custom orthotics can highly benefit your feet. 

Custom orthotics are prescription medical devices that are worn inside the shoes to correct foot alignment issues that cause biomechanical imbalances during walking, standing, or running. Wearing foot orthotics can also help to relieve foot pain caused by medical conditions, including plantar fasciitis, bursitis, diabetes, and arthritis. Its purpose is to correct biomechanical insufficiencies, allowing for correct gait and increasing comfort so everyone can stay active and pain-free. Its benefits are threefold. Apart from correcting kinetic alignment, they also help offload painful pressure spots and correct ambulation. 

When first receiving custom orthotics, we suggest one gradually wears them in, as it takes time for your body and brain to get used to the new alignment and gait pattern. Wear them for one hour on the first day, then add an additional hour of wear each day following. Before getting custom orthotics, you need to ask a few important questions. Namely, how long will they last? Is there an additional cost for follow-ups? Are they warranted? How are they made? To create custom orthotics, your health practitioner will take your detailed health history and also assess your height, weight, activity level, and any medical conditions. Then, the health practitioner will determine whether you can benefit from custom orthotics and determine what materials to use for your orthotics, as well as the level of rigidity and flexibility you will need. The assessment, gait analysis, manufacturing, follow-ups, and any adjustments cost $400.00 with no additional fees while you have them. 

If you are looking for custom orthotics dispensing and manufacturing in London, reach out to us at Garnet Orthopedic Solutions. We strive to provide excellent products and services, coupled with a positive personal experience through communication, education, and prioritizing customer service. Our mission is to provide you with the best care available that will most effectively support your specific needs. We offer services like custom-made orthotics, compression garments, custom orthopedic sandals, orthopedic shoe inserts/ insoles

We offer our services to clients across London, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Port Stanley, Aylmer, Exeter, Stratford, and the surrounding areas.

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