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Custom foot orthotics

In Quebec, only physicians and podiatrists are allowed to prescribe foot orthotics.

The procedure

When completing a biomechanical exam, the podiatrist mesures the range of motion of important joints in your feet, analyses your gait and evaluates painful structures. If indicated, casting of your feet is the next step before prescribing custom foot orthotics. Your podiatrist will give you advices on proper shoewear considering your foot type.

 

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Related conditions

Full List 5
  • Mycotic nails
  • Neuroma
  • Diabetic foot

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Condition :

Mycotic nails

Onychomycosis is a frequently seen fungal infection. When in doubt, the podiatrist will take a specimen of your toenail to confirm his diagnosis. There are topical and oral medications to treat onychomycosis.

•Yellow-brown or white discoloration ;
•Presence of debris under the toenail ;
•Thickened and crumbly toenails.

Mycotic nails

Condition :

Neuroma

When there is a compression of a nerve between two bones in the foot, a neuroma can occur. In reaction to this repeated friction when walking, the nerve gets thicker and sends pain signals. Wearing inadequate shoes can lead to this problem over time. Your podiatrist will give you advice on a proper footwear for your condition. There are also treatments to relieve pain such as a cortisone injection, ultrasound therapy and cushioned shoe pads. Custom foot orthotics are indicated when the nerve compression is caused by the malalignment of the feet. Severe cases can require surgery.

•Burning or electrical shock sensation in the toes;
•Feeling of having a fold in your sock or a bump inside your shoe.

Neuroma

Condition :

Diabetic foot

Peripheric neuropathy, a loss of nerve sensitivity, is a possible result of diabetes and can be painful everyday. Your podiatrist can evaluate your foot sensitivity with a few neurological tests. This evaluation will help you treat related foot problems and prevent ulcers.

Diabetic foot