Arthritis is a common disease that can affect the joints, skin, and various internal organs of the body. Although it is often thought to be a disease for the elderly, the majority of the 4.5 million Canadians currently living with arthritis are under 65 years old.
When arthritis affects the feet, a consultation with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist – C. Ped (C) – can be helpful. Canadian Certified Pedorthists help patients retain and enhance mobility through proper footcare, suitable footwear selections, and/or custom-made foot orthotics, where appropriate.
Pedorthic Pointers for Patients
To alleviate pain caused by arthritis, Canadian Certified Pedorthists recommend selecting footwear featuring:
If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, you should talk to your doctor or book an appointment with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist for pedorthic management including orthopaedic footwear, shoe selection guidance and custom-made foot orthotics. Click here to find a Pedorthist near you.