Foot Pain: Using Orthotics to Treat and Prevent It

A woman having orthotics fitted onto her shoe for arch support.

Have you found yourself in foot pain? Maybe an aching feeling, maybe you’re getting pins and needles, and maybe you find yourself taking your shoes off halfway through the day just to give your feet a break. You’re not alone – 75% of Canadians will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at…

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Foot Orthotics: Helpful, Hindrance, or Crutch?

Foot Orthotics

I am constantly surprised by how much controversy there is about the usefulness of foot orthotics. However, it is not without a healthy amount of skepticism. There are so many medical advances and people constantly trying to sell you something that the patient can feel more like a customer. We welcome the skepticism as the…

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Rocker Soles: Pros, Cons, and the 6 Types

Running on treadmill wearing running shoes with rocker soles. Walking shoes and the 6 types of rocker soles.

Rocker soles are an integral component of any modern walking or running shoe. While there are many features to look for in a “walking shoe,” we’re going to be examining specifically the rocker sole. What is a rocker sole? Well, there are six variations to consider, but essentially, the common feature is that they add…

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Advice for Plantar Fasciitis Relief: What It Is and How You Can Get Rid of It, 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

plantar fasciitis and some advice for treating it

Often, people ask whether conditions like Plantar Fasciitis (PF) will ever get better. Plantar fasciitis is simply inflammation (-itis) of the plantar fascia (connective tissue supporting the arch of your foot). It is a syndrome that can be caused by several factors, but ultimately a culmination overuse and abuse of the arch in your foot.…

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