Did you know that lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems? It’s important to understand that your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body, and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot structure or function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three to four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe! That can be a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet. Orthotic arch supports and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.
The Regent Health and Chiropractic Centre offers a full line of custom molded orthotics. Our highly skilled technicians custom make each pair of orthotics to your individual biomechanical and lifestyle needs. They are guaranteed for a lifetime against breakage. We also carry Birkenstock sandals that are custom molded to your feet. Ask Dr. Lamontagne or Dr. Chan if custom molded orthotic inserts or sandals may be right for you.