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Coquitlam Orthopaedic Shoes & Sandals

Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | October 25th, 2009

Coquitlam Orthopaedic Shoes & Sandals

1-877-497-3338 (Feet), 604-737-3668 in Vancouver

Welcome to Coquitlam Orthotics - a division of Vancouver Orthotics, provided by health care professional Dr. Michael Horowitz & Associates. We service communities across Coquitlam and in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Our offices offer a wide variety of services including the prescription, fitting and dispensing of custom orthotic inserts and orthopedic shoes. Custom orthotics provide a therapeutic approach to treating foot pain, ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain. Orthopedic inserts also improve posture, gait, alignment and overall balance.

Coquitlam Orthopaedic Shoes & Sandals, Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Knee Pain, Coquitlam

Mission Statement:

Our goal is to provide our patients in Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland with an enhanced biomechanical support system that will ultimately lead to better posture and elimination of foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain. We achieve this goal through specific consultation, examination and if necessary, the fitting, production and dispensing of custom made orthotic inserts. 

INFORMATION have your questions answered by Dr. Michael Horowitz: Contact Form. He will respond to you promptly and enjoys sharing information with you about foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain. Can custom orthopedic shoes & inserts help? Let`s discuss! 

Symptoms commonly treated with Custom Orthopedic Inserts:

Vancouver Custom Orthotic Inserts

  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip & lower back pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • IT Band Syndrome
The Benefits of Custom Orthotic Inserts:
  • Better Posture & Balance
  • Enhanced mechanical efficiency of motion
  • General & athletic performance improvements
  • Prevention of joint & soft tissue injury
  • Support & correction of the fallen (pronated) or high (supinated) foot arc

INVITATION – contact our office and ask for a in office consultation with Dr. Michael Horowitz – 604-737-3668. Take this opportunity to discuss with Dr. Michael your concerns and how he can best help support your health care goals. 

RESULTS – custom orthotic inserts can have a powerful effect on how your body feels and functions. We expect results with this form of treatment and we know our patients do too. Have the security of a well trained & dedicaated health provider - Dr. Michael Horowitz - evaluate your conditions and create your orthotic supports tailored for your specific needs.


Dr. Michael Horowitz & Associates are available for consultation, examination and fitting of orthotic inserts for pronated (fallen arches) or supinated (high arches) feet the following days & hours:


Monday            Surrey Location - By Appointment

Tuesdays         8:30am - 6:30pm

Wednesdays    10am - 6:30pm

Thursdays        12noon - 6:30pm

Fridays             8:30am - 4pm

Saturdays         Burnaby, Richmond, Abbotsford, Langley, North & West Vancouver - By Appointment


The pricing for orthopedic (orthotic) inserts are as follows:

Consultation, Examination & Fitting Fee            $75

Custom Orthotic Insert                                    $400 ____________________________________________________________________

TOTAL                                                             $475

Custom Orthopedic Shoes & Orthopedic Sandals are also available.

The pricing for Orthopedic Shoes/Orthopedic Sandals are as follows:

Consultation, Examination & Fitting Fee            $75

Custom Orthotic Insert                                    $500 ____________________________________________________________________

TOTAL                                                            $575


Flat feet Treatment in Coquitlam: also called pes planus or fallen arches, is a condition in which the arch of the foot collapses, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. In some individuals (an estimated 20-30% of the general population) the arch simply never develops in one foot (unilaterally) or both feet (bilaterally)

Pronation of the Foot in Coquitlam:The pronated foot is one in which the heel bone angles inward and the arch tends to collapse. A "knock-kneed" person has overly pronated feet. This flattens the arch as the foot strikes the ground in order to absorb shock when the heel hits the ground, and to assist in balance during mid-stance. If habits develop, this action can lead to foot pain as well as knee pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitits and plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis Treatment in Coquitlam: formerly known as "policeman's heel", is a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia of the foot or biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation of the foot. The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing. Obesity, weight gain, jobs that require a lot of walking on hard surfaces, shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity are also associated with the condition. This condition often results in a heel spur on the calcaneus, in which case it is the underlying condition, and not the spur itself, which produces the pain.

Morton's neuroma Treatment in Coquitlam: (also known as Morton's metatarsalgia, Morton's neuralgia, plantar neuroma and intermetatarsal neuroma) is a benign neuroma of the interdigital plantar nerve.This problem is characterised by numbness and pain, relieved by removing footwear. Although it is labeled a "neuroma", many sources do not consider it a true tumor, but rather a thickening of existing tissue.

Metatarsalgia Treatment in Coquitlam: (literally metatarsal pain, colloquially known as stone bruise) is a general term used to refer to any painful foot condition affecting the metatarsal region of the foot. This is a common problem that can affect the joints and bones of the metatarsals. Metatarsalgia is most often localized to the the first metatarsal head (the ball of the foot just behind the big toe). There are two small sesamoid bones under the first metatarsal head. The next most frequent site of metatarsal head pain is under the second metatarsal. This can be due to either too short a first metatarsal bone or to "hypermobility of the first ray" (metatarsal bone + medial cuneiform bone behind it), both of which result in excess pressure being transmitted into the second metatarsal head.

Bunion Treatment in Coquitlam: a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe, A bunion is a structural deformity of the bones and the joint between the foot and big toe, and may be painful.

Achilles tendinitis Treatment in Coquitlam: is inflammation of the tendon, generally due to overuse of the affected limb or as part of a strain injury. More common is Achilles tendinosis, a degenerative condition with inflammation of the tendon, often accompanied by pain and swelling of the surrounding tissue and paratendon.

Shin splints Treatment in Coquitlam: is a general term used to refer to a painful condition in the shins. It is often caused by running or jumping, and may be very slow to heal. More formal medical terms include medial tibial syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome and stress-related anterior lower leg pain. Some object to the classification of "shin splints" as a diagnosis, and instead consider it to be a symptom of other underlying conditions.

Tibial Stress Fractures Treatment in Coquitlam: A stress fracture is one type of incomplete fracture in bones. It is caused by "unusual or repeated stress" This is in contrast to other types of fractures, which are usually characterized by a solitary, severe impact. It could be described as a very small sliver or crack in the bone; this is why it is sometimes dubbed "hairline fracture". It typically occurs in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia (bone of the lower leg) and metatarsals (bones of the foot).It is a common sports injury, and more than half of the cases are associated with athletic.

Patellofemoral Syndrome Treatment in Coquitlam: Patellofemoral pain is a common knee problem. If you have this condition, you feel pain under and around your kneecap. The pain can get worse when you're active or when you sit for a long time. You can have the pain in one or both knees. The exact cause of patellofemoral pain isn't known. It probably has to do with the way your kneecap (patella) moves on the groove of your thigh bone (femur).

ITB Syndrome (Ilio-Tibial Band) Treatment in Coquitlam: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS or ITBFS, for Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome) is a common thigh injury generally associated with running. Additionally it can also be caused by biking, hiking or weight-lifting (especially squats). Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, moving from behind the femur to the front during the gait cycle. The continual rubbing of the band over the lateral femoral epicondyle, combined with the repeated flexion and extension of the knee during running may cause the area to become inflamed, or the band itself may suffer irritation

Bursitis Treatment in Coquitlam: is the inflammation of one or more bursae, or small sacs of synovial fluid, in the body. Bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, like muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth and almost frictionless gliding surface. With hundreds of them throughout the body they provide this surface for all motion, making movement normally painless. When bursitis takes hold, however, movement that relies on the inflamed bursa becomes rough and painful. Movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa causes it to become more inflamed, perpetuating the problem.

Synovitis Treatment in Coquitlam: is the medical term for inflammation of a synovial membrane, which line those joints which possess cavities, namely synovial joints. The condition is usually painful, particularly when the joint is moved. The joint usually swells due to fluid collection. Synovitis is a risk in several forms of arthritis as well as lupus, gout, and other conditions. Synovitis is one part of distinguishing rheumatoid arthritis from other forms of arthritis, although it can be found mildly in Osteoarthritis. Long term occurrence of synovitis can result in degeneration of the joint. A recent study has shown that so called "lock-ups", where all joints in the body become tense, are related to a large amount of facial piercings.

We're happy to offer custom orthotics and orthopedic shoe services to a variety of communities across the Lower Mainland and in Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada.
Locations across the BC, Canada
Vancouver Orthotics - 114-3195 Granville St,  Burnaby Orthotics - 4416 Dawson St
Surrey Orthotics - 16705 Fraser Highway,  Richmond Orthotics - 100-7700 Minoru Gate
West Vancouver Orthotics-2121 Marine Drive,North Vancouver Orthotics-145 West 1st St.
Coquitlam Orthotics - 1200 Cartier Ave, Delta Orthotics - 8440 - 112th Street