If you’re experiencing pain in your foot or lower limbs, the first thing you should do is consult your family physician. With a referral from your family physician, a Canadian Certified Pedorthist will conduct a thorough consultation to develop a treatment plan.
For example, if you’re experiencing pain in your heel and into the arch of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis. For this condition, we recommend icing, stretches for the calves and custom-made orthotics. If you’re experiencing burning and pain in the ball of your foot, worse with standing, walking and running, which is relieved with rest, this may be metatarsalgia, another condition that we see a lot of as pedorthists. We typically recommend custom orthotics and footwear with wider, deeper toe boxes and lower heels to reduce stress on the ball of the foot.
As Canadian Certified Pedorthists, we assist in the treatment of this and many other types of lower limb and foot conditions. The combination of custom foot orthotics, proper footwear and a pedorthic treatment plan can help get people dealing with lower limb pain and foot pain back on the road to mobility.