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Custom made orthotics are specifically designed to correct abnormal foot motions

Are Orthotics a Life Sentence?

When faced with foot pain or discomfort, many individuals are prescribed orthotics as a solution. However, a common concern arises: are orthotics a life sentence? The simple answer is no. Orthotics are not a permanent crutch but rather a valuable tool in the journey towards foot health and overall well-being. Understanding Orthotics Orthotics are custom-made […]

Are Orthotics Bad for You?

In the world of podiatry, custom foot orthotics have been a subject of both praise and scepticism. For some, they’re hailed as a miracle solution for various foot ailments, while others raise concerns about their potential drawbacks. One prevalent myth that often circulates is whether orthotics are bad for you. Let’s delve into this topic […]

Why do my Orthotics Squeak? Troubleshooting Common Fitment Issues

As podiatrists, we understand the crucial role orthotics play in supporting the feet and correcting various biomechanical issues. However, even the most meticulously crafted orthotics can encounter a few hiccups along the way. From annoying squeaks to uncomfortable heel lifting, these issues can disrupt your daily life and hinder the effectiveness of your orthotic therapy. […]

Strolling Through Bunions: How Custom Orthotics Can Help

Hey there, bunion buddies! Today, I wanted to delve into a topic that often tiptoes into our lives unnoticed. Now, I know what you might be thinking – “Bunions? Aren’t those just something your grandma complains about?” Well, hold onto your socks, because bunions can sneak up on just about anyone, regardless of age or […]

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What type of Orthoses do I need?

So you’re after a pair of orthoses, but aren’t sure which ones will suit your needs? As a podiatrist, I’ve seen firsthand how these little miracles can make a world of difference for people dealing with various foot issues. But did you know that not all orthotic styles are created equal? Let’s dive into the […]

Should I Wear Orthotics in my Cycling Shoes?

G’day, fellow cyclists and foot enthusiasts! Today, let’s dive into the world of custom foot orthoses and how they can revolutionize your road cycling experience. As a podiatrist with a passion for pedaling, I’ve seen firsthand the difference these little wonders can make. Benefits First off, let’s talk about the benefits. One of the primary […]

Plantar Heel Pain: Causes and Diagnosis

Plantar heel pain, a prevalent issue affecting many individuals, refers to discomfort located at the bottom of the heel. This condition often stems from inflammation or degeneration of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue supporting the foot arch. While plantar fasciitis is the primary culprit, other factors can contribute to heel pain. Causes of […]

Why are Orthotics so Expensive? Unraveling the Cost of Custom Foot Orthoses

As a podiatrist dedicated to enhancing the mobility and comfort of my patients, I frequently encounter inquiries about the seemingly high cost of orthotics. While these custom-made shoe inserts play a crucial role in alleviating foot problems and promoting overall well-being, their price tags can sometimes raise eyebrows. In this blog post, I aim to […]

Why Am I Experiencing Pain Along the Outside of My Ankle?

Peroneal tendon pain is a common issue that can cause discomfort on the outer side of your ankle. It’s essential to understand why this pain occurs and how to effectively treat it. Peroneal tendon pain occurs on the outer side of the ankle due to issues with the peroneal tendons. These tendons play a crucial […]

Understanding the How’s and Why’s of Hammer Toes

Hammer toes get their name from their appearance – toes that become bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer or claw. This deformity most commonly affects the second, third, or fourth toe and can be attributed to various factors: Consulting a podiatrist is crucial for proper evaluation and treatment of hammer toes. A podiatrist […]