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Foot Pain, Orthotics?

Shockwave Therapy
June 29, 2020

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 75 percent of the population will experience foot problems at some point in their lives. At any given time, plantar faciitis (a type of heel/foot pain) affects 10 percent of the population and 25 percent of the population have flat feet. Many of these people seek care from allied health professionals.

Healthcare professionals may discuss or recommend the use of foot orthotics if they believe that the pain, or discomfort, the patient is experiencing is due to mechanical or structural dysfunction of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints or bones of the feet.

WHAT IS A FOOT ORTHOSIS?

“A foot orthosis is an in-shoe medical device that is designed to alter the magnitudes and temporal patterns of reaction forces acting on the plantar aspect of the foot in order to allow more normal foot and lower extremity function and to decrease pathologic loading forces on the structural components of the foot and lower extremity during weightbearing activities.” K. Kirby 2002. Foot orthoses are
not JUST for foot pain.

Foot orthoses can be a valuable therapeutic tool in part of a treatment plan for painful conditions away from the feet. In fact, foot orthoses have been used for well over a century by clinicians as a means to reduce pain, improve gait mechanics, correct postural dysfunction and heal injury to the foot, lower extremity, and lower back.

BUT WHAT KIND OF FOOT ORTHOTIC IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The type of foot orthosis you may require is dependant on the orthosis goal to treat the underlying abnormalities, dysfunction and pathologies you have acquired. “Generally speaking, the goal of foot orthosis therapy should be to reduce the pathologic loading forces on the injured structural components of the body in order to allow healing of the injured structures to prevent new injuries from occurring and to promote more efficient dynamics of the body during weight bearing activities.” K. Kirby 2002.

A person with a generic problem such as mild to moderate heel pain, usually does well with an over-the-counter orthotic. They are significantly less expensive and usually decrease pain and discomfort. Due to the high cost of prescribed custom orthotics, many patients will want to discuss if they can use over-the-counter orthotics as a substitute.

IMAGINE IF CUSTOM ORTHOTICS WERE AFFORDABLE

After several years of collaboration, planning and engineering, our team at CCC Biomechanics has engineered that vision to reality. The CCC Biomechanics All-Purpose Orthotic priced at $39.99 CAD bridges affordability and personalization.

When our team of renowned clinicians founded CCC Biomechanics, we stressed the importance of affordability without compromising the quality of the product. Our products needed to be truly effective in their orthopedic use. We believe that financial stress should be the last thing on someone’s mind when they are trying to improve their health and wellness. We removed this barrier and are shaking up the system by providing affordable high-quality orthopedic support that accomplishes its supportive design goals.

The CCC Biomechanics All-Purpose Orthotics are a 3/4 length heat and wear moldable custom insole designed with the everyday person in mind. The lightweight insole is made from EVA (Ethylene-vinyl Acetate), an excellent shock absorber. Moisture-wicking bamboo carbon fiber covers the insole, keeping the foot dry and comfortable all day long.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

EVA (ETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE)

The All-Purpose Orthotics feature an EVA base. EVA is a lightweight, durable, non-porous, shock absorbing material that can be custom molded with heat and wear creating the ideal base material for a custom orthotic.

BAMBOO CARBON FIBER

Bamboo Carbon Fiber (BCF) covers the top of the insole. It is developed with nano-meter technology and a melting filtration process. BCF has a very good function with negative ions which provides moisture balance that absorbs sweat in warm weather, reserves warmth in cold weather, and resists odour. Its farinfrared can penetrate the skin to promote blood circulation and ease fatigue.

¾ LENGTH

The 3/4 length and thin design allows the user to place the orthotic on top of the shoe’s factory insole without compromising the fit of the foot in the shoe.

HEAT AND WEAR MOLDABLE

CCC Biomechanics combined the most up-to-date orthotic technology to create a heat and wear moldable orthotic which the user can custom fit themselves in the privacy of their own home. Each pair of these orthotics comes with easy to follow instructions and the best part is that if you aren’t 100 percent happy with the fit, you can just heat and refit again up to three times.

CONCLUSION

Orthotics have scientifically been proven to be a valuable therapeutic tool for foot pain, biomechanical dysfunction as well as other pathologies such as patellofemoral pain syndrome and chronic low back pain.

Whether a prescribed custom orthotic or over-the-counter orthotic is best suited for you, is dependant on your medical history, diagnosis, pain level as well as other factors. We always recommend consulting your healthcare provider before investing in a pair of orthotics. We recommend that if you do not believe that you are in need of specific prescribed custom orthotics and your pain level is mild to moderate, that you try over-the-counter orthotics first. Typically, this will help your condition but if you do not notice a difference, consult your healthcare provider to see if prescribed custom orthotics are right for you.

For more information or to purchase your CCC Biomechanics AllPurpose Orthotics, visit www.cccbiomechanics.com or visit our clinic at 116-11811 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, ON.

 

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