Top of Foot Pain - Treatment in Vancouver
Top of the Foot pain is one of the most common symptoms patients come into our office complaining of. How can we be suprised given the nature of our mobility. We stand all day, we walk miles and miles of our poor feet (this is a good thing!), we bounce, we skip and we skiddatle and often we pay for it.
Top of the Foot pain is most often due to repetitive strain on the muscles, ligaments, bones and tendons of the feet. We have arches to our feet whose purpose is to "shock-absorb". Commonly fallen or pronated arches will reduce the mechanical efficiency of each step that we take. The result is accumulation of stress, strain & tension. Eventually we feel foot pain.
Dr. Michael Horowitz helps his patients by supporting the mechanics of their feet by providing custom orthotic inserts. The results are often less foot pain!
Foot Orthotics: Foot orthotics take various forms and are constructed of various materials. All have the goal of improving foot function and minimizing stress forces that could ultimately cause foot deformity and pain. There are three broad categories of orthotics: those that primarily attempt to change foot function, those that are mainly protective or accommodative in nature, and those that combine functional control and accommodation. Orthoses is the base word and describes the items or devices that provide direct contact with a portion of the external body surface, rendering resistance to unwanted movement. All orthoses, including casts, are fabricated prior to or concurrent with being delivered or fitted to the person using them. Some devices are made or fabricated with specifications that derive directly from considerations of a single patient and are considered to be custom made. Other orthoses are prefabricated and are made to fit by sizing (e.g. small, medium or large).
Simpler foot orthoses allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately prescribed, these orthoses can decrease pain and increase stability in an unstable joint, along with preventing potential progression or development of a deformity. Improved quality of life often results from the application of the principles of foot orthotics. In addition to providing relief for painful foot problems or an injury, those who may benefit from orthotics include people who must walk or stand excessively on the job. For those who are active in sports, foot orthotics will often increase endurance, performance and strength. For overweight individuals, orthotics can help to counteract the extra stress on the feet, as minor problems are often magnified due to the increased weight. Foot Orthotics are particularly effective in relieving foot fatigue and discomfort experienced by older adults, who may have developed arthritis in their feet. Orthotics may also be prescribed for children who have a foot deformity.
Top of Foot Pain - Treatment in Vancouver
Try Vancouver Orthotics by Dr. Michael Horowitz
Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to treating your Aches & Pains. He can Diagnose & Treat your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.
Shock-Absorption is key to what we promote to our community. When you combine (1) Great Footwear with (2) Moderate Activity & (3) Regular Biomechanical Foot Check-Ups…...you are working towards “Perfect Posture” & Preventing small Aches & Pains from becoming Big Ones!
Movement of your Body & of Alignment your Feet through our lives is one of the most important things we can recommend to our patients. We want you to be in Tip Top Form, Prevent Injury, Improve your Posture and FEEL GREAT!!
Try using Vancouver Orthotics for Better Balance, Stability & Shock-Absorption. Improved Posture and Alignment are an Added Bonus!
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- What type of shoes will my orthotics fit into?
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- Is there a discount on a second pair?
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Vancouver Orthotics are provided by Dr. Michael Horowitz. Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada in the Hycroft Medical Building. We offer the community information, education and treatment options for foot related problems, such as flat feet, foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, mortons neuroma, arch pain, ankle pain, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip and back pain in Vancouver.