The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day, and accumulates over one million pounds of pressure. Therefore, it is important to realize that your feet have a direct impact on your body and support you with every step. Research has shown that even the smallest abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on the joints in our body, and may be the cause of foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain.
Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that are designed to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern and to restore proper foot function and balance. Orthotics control each phase of the walking cycle, from the moment your heel contacts the ground to when your toes push off the surface.
A computerized scan is used to take an imprint of your foot to ensure that the orthotic is specifically designed for you. Orthotics can often enhance comfort and prevent additional problems from developing, such as corns and calluses. Your custom made orthotics provide support, improve the functioning of your feet and can relieve pain.
Millions of people in Canada suffer from poor blood circulation, varicose veins and blood clots. These conditions can be uncomfortable, unsightly and potentially deadly. One solution is graduated compression hosiery.
Graduated compression hosiery are specialized hosiery designed to improve your circulation by helping move blood from your legs back to your heart. The mechanism is simple. Compression stockings are tighter around your ankle than further up your leg, helping to push blood in your veins upward.
As a result, compression stockings can prevent leg and foot fatigue, are useful for preventing blood clots in legs and can prevent poor circulation in legs and feet. Compression stockings, for women, are particularly helpful during pregnancy.