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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill Orthotics Richmond Hill | ON | The Foot Institute |


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)


441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965


Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381


Orthotics Richmond Hill

What You Need To Know About Orthotics

If you're a runner and you frequently take part in various running competitions, you'll certainly need to make sure that your feet are kept in a good condition so you don't end up suffering various types of injuries. However, given the fact that you're using your feet more than any other athlete, your chances of injury are much higher. The good news is that overuse injuries can be addressed in many ways and one of them involves getting in touch with a specialized medical institution, like The Foot Institute so you can get a pair of Orthotics richmond hill.

What are sports orthotics?

Sports orthotics are basically a pair of special shoe inserts that anyone who practices various sports which involve the prolonged use of their feet needs in order to improve gait. The way they work is that they're going to disperse your body's weight in a more efficient way, so it doesn't fall more onto a specific part of your foot and therefore cause pain. The good news is that once you get Orthotics richmond hill you will not only be able to address the problems of your feet, but also reduce and prevent injuries to the back and legs.

Do I need orthotics?

If you're a runner who has neutral stable feet, then this means that usually you have very well balanced feet and may not need Orthotics richmond hill. On the other hand, if you have pronation problems or have feet that roll either excessively outwards and inwards, will certainly need to get orthotics as soon as possible.

In order to determine if you need orthotics, you'll first of all need to pay your foot doctor a visit. You may also need to bring him your shoes for the first consultation, since they can reveal a lot of problems that he can eventually address through the use of Orthotics richmond hill. For a more accurate diagnosis, he may even take casts of your feet. 

Custom or OTC orthotics?

If you need sports orthotics, then you should know that most of the times you'll find there are 2 types available. You can certainly get over the counter orthotics, but if you want a pair that’s going to be custom fit for your specific problem, then you may need to go the custom road. Custom orthotics are designed in such a way that they can easily correct the gait of each foot as best as possible. Keep in mind that the custom version requires you to wait for a while until the orthotics are ready, while the OTC variant can be purchased right away. 

Getting used to the orthotics

After you'll start wearing the Orthotics richmond hill, it may be 2 to 3 weeks until you get used to them. During this time you'll experience a certain level of discomfort, but nothing too major. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter which type you'll go for. All that matters is that you wear them in order to run stably and comfortably without having to worry about injuring your feet, back and legs anymore.



Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing Orthotics Richmond Hill, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill