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By Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch
June 02, 2014
Category: Orthotics

Orthotics for Diabetic FeetLife isn't always sweet, just ask someone with diabetes. Even in its earliest stages, this disease may result in neuropathy or lack of sensation in your feet, which makes proper footwear a crucial part of the treatment process. You can help prevent serious complications by asking Achilles Custom Orthotics and Footcare aboutorthotics for diabetic feet. Though your life may not be like a box of chocolates, you could get your hands on a box of custom shoe inserts, pads, or braces.

It's essential that your footwear relieves your feet of excessive pressure. Too much localized pressure in one area could lead to skin breakdowns and ulcers. Your shoes should also stabilize and support deformities that may have occurred, such as Charcot foot or hammertoe. A custom orthotic provides all of this and more!

Orthotics for diabetic feet accommodate your changing limbs, decrease inflammation, relieve pain, and result in a more stable and functional foot. Foot pads and shoe inserts are placed on the sole of the shoes to treat complications such as flat feet, toe pain, and arthritis. They range from rigid to soft, depending on your condition, and can be custom-fitted to the unique shape of your feet. Ankle braces, on the other hand, must be put on before fitting into a shoe. Braces are used to treat ankle arthritis, foot drop, and tendonitis.

Caring for diabetic feet and proper footwear go hand-in-hand. Custom orthotics will help to correct your stance, provide cushion and support, and prevent serious foot complications. We offer both soft and rigid models. Together, we can find the modification that works for you! Call Chiropodist Douglas Broad at Achilles Custom Orthotics and Footcare at (519) 624-4122 to set up your fitting today!

By Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch
May 19, 2014
Category: Orthotics

Orthotics for Work ShoesDoes your job involve a lot of standing? At first, you probably didn’t think that small detail would affect your life. Now, it’s probably all you think about, right? Your feet hurt constantly and it’s starting to feel like you’re working overtime, bringing your foot problems home and into your everyday life. Activities planned for Victoria Day—parades, family get-togethers, and picnics—are starting to sound more like a chore than fun. It’s hard for other people to grasp what you’re going through, but we understand completely at Achilles Custom Orthotics and Footcare. In fact, we can provide you with orthotics shoe inserts that will take care of the pain that’s distracting you.

The most detrimental stage of the gait cycle is the standing period. Your feet are under constant pressure from the weight of your body pushing down, and from the contact of your heels on the hard ground. Excessive pronation, putting too much pressure on the inside or outside of your foot, can put an uneven amount of stress on your arches, heels, toes, and ankles. When you are over or under pronating, your body has to adjust to an unnatural position, which throws your entire frame off balance and may also cause pain in your legs, knees, and lower back. Standing also decreases blood flow to your lower limbs, which increases soreness and fatigue. Some people develop chronic plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, from working in these conditions day in and day out.

You wouldn’t think you would need an insert for your shoe just to stand around, but it will greatly improve your problem. Orthotics can correct your stance and provide cushion, easing your pain at work and at home. We offer rigid models that realign your foot and body to the proper position, and softer models that give you more comfort and absorb shock. These devices slip right into your shoe and should provide immediate relief.

Focus on your job, not your pain. Call Chiropodist Douglas Broad at Achilles Custom Orthotics and Footcare at (519) 624-4122 to order a specially-made pair of supports. 

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