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GaitScan Analysis for Orthotics of the Future

October 29th, 2016

Hello from Vancouver Orthotics! Just this year we have begun using some exciting technology to help our patients to treat their foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back pain. The Orthotic Group’s GaitScan is an unprecedented and innovative tool and digital casting device that allows us to analyze the biomechanics of our patients, using over 4,000 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second. ...

Orthotics for SI Joint Pain

October 29th, 2016

Are you experiencing low back and/or leg pain when you stand up? If so, you may be suffering from a dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint. There are two SI joints, and they sit on each side of your spine near where the lumbar spine (low back) connects with the pelvis. These joint acts primarily as a shock-absorbing structure, and they are responsible for carrying the weight of ...

Treatment for Pes Cavus

October 29th, 2016

You have probably heard of Flat Feet (Latin name: Pes Planus), but what about its counter? If you have unusually high arches in your feet, or Pes Cavus (Latin name), you may be experiencing pain in the metatarsal heads (the place where the bones in your foot (metatarsals) meet the bones that make up your toes (phalanges)), hammertoes, instability of the foot region, pain while walking or ...

Find Relief from Peroneal Tendinitis

October 15th, 2016
Peroneal Tendinitis is inflammation of the, you guessed it, peroneal tendons. The peroneal tendons are two tendons that run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon is attached to the outer part of the midfoot, and the other runs under the foot and attaches near the inside of the arch. These two tendons work together to stabilize the foot and ankle to prevent sprains. Act ...

Pain Relief from Patellar Tendinitis

October 7th, 2016
Have you ever heard of jumper’s knee? Or perhaps you play a sport like volleyball or basketball and you have been experiencing knee pain? Patellar tendinitis, or jumper’s knee, is inflammation of the tendon that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). The patellar tendon and the muscles at the front of your thigh (quadriceps) work together to extend your knee, allowing you to ...

Relieve Pain from Patellofemoral Syndrome

October 7th, 2016

I have always been a strong believer that knee pain and mosquitos are proof of some all-knowing, all-powerful malevolent being. Why else would those terrible things exist? Anyway, knee pain can come in different forms and today we’re going to talk about patellofemoral syndrome. Patellofemoral syndrome is pain that centralizes in the front of the knee. It often occurs in teenagers, manual ...

Treatment for Pain Caused by Leg Length Discrepancy

September 30th, 2016

Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD), or Leg Length Inequality (LLI) occurs when the legs are either different lengths or appear to be different lengths because of misalignment. If the legs are measurably different in length, this can be caused by a birth defect or after a broken leg, serious infection, or damage done to one of the growth plates in the leg. The more common type of LLD is seen wh ...

Orthotics for Tired Achy Feet

September 30th, 2016

Anyone with a job that requires them to stand for extended periods of time will be all too familiar with foot fatigue. Foot fatigue, discomfort, or pain is a very common condition experienced after spending lots of time either walking or standing. The muscles in the foot can cramp or become overly tired, even causing you to limp. Foot fatigue is very common in the work place and amongst runne ...

Anterior Tibialis and Orthotic Inserts

September 30th, 2016

 

Most commonly a sports injury, Anterior Tibialis Syndrome, or Compartment Syndrome, is caused when the muscle on the outside of the lower leg (the tibialis anterior) becomes too big for the sheath that surrounds it, causing pain. This swelling can be a result of a tear or contusion of the muscle (acute), or built up from exercise over time (chronic). To ease the swelling and pain at home, ...

Custom Orthotics for Low Back Pain

September 24th, 2016

Lower back pain can be a real pain in the, well, back. The pain can be severe and sudden, or aching and dull and can affect people of any age. In fact 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. So often it’s not a case of if you will experience low back pain, but rather how you will have it treated and prevented. The causes of lower back pain are vast, rang ...

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