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OPEN HOUSE!

Nov 14th 10-1pm is our open house and there will be food for those who want to come check us out!

Come out and see our brand new addition that includes Pilates, Yoga and TRX Training.

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Sport’s Medicine said to Overuse MRI’s

“Patients often feel like they are getting better care if people are ordering fancy tests, and there are some patients who come in demanding an M.R.I. — that’s part of the problem,” Dr. DiGiovani said.

Here is the article from The New York Times.

 

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Will a custom orthotic device fit in all my shoes?

Will a custom orthotic device fit in all my shoes?

One of the most common questions we get asked in our custom orthotics Victoria BC clinic is, ‘Will my orthotics fit in all my shoes?’

To answer this we say that most custom made orthoses fit easily into footwear that is built with removable footbeds. However dress shoes and shoes without a removable footbed may be more difficult to fit with orthotics.

It is important to note that with some painful foot conditions, proper footwear is an essential part of the treatment plan and some shoes may not be appropriate to wear during your recovery process. Wearing improper footwear can aggravate many conditions and delay the healing process. Your Pedorthist will likely recommend a supportive walking shoe, running shoe or boot to wear with your orthotics.  As your symptoms diminish you may be able to wear a slimmer orthotic that fits into a wider variety of dress shoes and sandals. It’s best to bring your most common shoes to your pedorthist and they can tell you whether they are appropriate for wearing with your orthoses.

Contact us to visit one of our Canadian Certified Pedorthists.

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Is a foot orthotic uncomfortable to wear?

Is a foot orthotic uncomfortable to wear?

Another common question we get asked at Dynamnic Orthotics is ‘Is a Foot Orthotic Uncomfortable to Wear’?

Initially a new foot orthotic may feel intrusive or awkward. For most individuals, an adjustment period of a few weeks is normal. Each experience is different as people have different tolerance levels, therefore it is difficult to set a guideline as to how long it takes to get used to an orthotic.

Some people feel an immediate positive improvement while others notice improvement after a few days or weeks. It is generally recommended to gradually break-in to a new orthotic by wearing them for one or two hours during the first few days and adding an hour each day. A foot orthotic should never be painful to wear. A little discomfort under the arch during the first few weeks is normal, but if the orthotic becomes painful, a Pedorthist should adjust them as soon as possible. After the first few weeks, you should be wearing your orthotics comfortably all day, and feel a difference when you go back to regular footwear without the custom orthotic.

Contact us today if you need custom foot orthotics in Victoria BC.

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How do I know if I need a custom foot orthotic?

How do I know if I need a foot orthotic? – If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet or lower limbs (including ankles, knees, hips and lower back), a thorough lower limb assessment from a Certified Pedorthist is recommended. Pedorthist are specially trained to identify the problem and recommend a course of treatment. A Pedorthist can confirm if a foot orthotic and/or proper footwear will assist you in recovery. Most commonly, orthotics are used to treat the following conditions/symptoms:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Bunions
  • Shin Splints
  • Metatarsalgia (pain in the forefoot)
  • Leg Length Discrepancies
  • Sports Injuries
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Excessive pronation or supination
  • Flat Feet / Fallen Arches
  • Claw Toes or Hammer Toes
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