Our feet are the foundation of the entire body. Without proper foot function we may see dysfunctions and pain at the ankles, knees, hips and low back. This is where orthotics come in. Haven’t tried them before? Here’s everything you need to know from our Chiropractor, Dr. Kamran Eghtesad.
What are orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are an advanced method for foot correction. They are a device designed to align the foot and ankle in the most anatomically efficient position. Just as glasses reduce the strain on the eyes, orthotics work to reduce the stress on the feet.
What to expect when you get orthotics?
At Revamp Wellness we start with a thorough history to better understand what’s happening. During our examination we use a 3D scanner to analyze digital gait and walking mechanics while walking and in standing posture. We then will prescribe exercises and stretches to improve foot function.
What conditions can benefit from custom foot orthotics?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Flat feet
- Heel pain
- Achilles pain
- Knee pain
- Hip or low back pain
How much do orthotics cost?
Most extended health insurance plans cover custom orthotics between $350-500 every year or every 2 years. Please check with your insurance company regarding your extended health benefits. The price usually includes biomechanical assessment, gait analysis, digital scan, static and dynamic analysis, casting or 3D custom impression, diagnosis, report of findings, shipping & handling, custom fitting, and modifications.
How long will my orthotics last?
It is typically recommended that you redo your orthotics every two years due to wear and tear. Custom orthotics also come with an extended warranty so you won’t have to worry about it being damaged.
Do I need custom orthotics?
We try to resolve issues without the use of orthotics. However, sometimes they may be necessary to get you back to what you love and optimize your movement.
Myths about orthotics
Contrary to popular belief, custom orthotics are not only used for foot pain. They can be used to treat feet, ankles, knees, hips and low back as we tend to see problems sometimes that begin at the feet and are present somewhere along the body chain.
Another common myth is that custom orthotics are the same as inserts you find in your local pharmacy. But they certainly are not! They are custom fit to the individual using 3D scans.
Want to learn more about how orthotics can help you? Book in for a session with Dr. Kamran Eghtesad once we open Revamp Wellness!