Custom Foot Orthotics For Plantar Fasciitis Pain Downtown Toronto


Custom Foot Orthotics For Plantar Fasciitis Pain Downtown Toronto


Living or working Downtown Toronto means a lot of time walking on foot. Foot pain can arise from overuse injuries from spending lots of time walking to the subway, go train, between meetings or commuting from the office. This is where orthotics come into play, provide improved foot health and comfort. In this guide to custom foot orthotics we will look at orthotics from a perspective on how custom foot orthotics can provide benefits to those dealing with plantar fasciitis or foot pain. 


Understanding Orthotics:

What are orthotics? They are custom made to an individual to improve function of the foot, reduce overall discomfort and provide support. Let’s face it, not all casual, dress or trendy shoes have the most support in them. Orthotics can also make shoes feel more comfortable overall. They can be made for many different kinds of  foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arches, and more. In Downtown Toronto, where walking is a primary mode of transportation, orthotics improve foot soreness. It is important to note that one can also benefit from other services like physiotherapy, stretches, strengthening combined with orthotics. 


Benefits of Orthotics in Downtown Toronto:

Support: When there is an injury, especially on the bottom of your foot, alleviate excessive stress on the tissue to allow for healing. Constant injury to the tissue can make it difficult to heal. Orthotics redistribute and offload abnormal forces to reduce overall stress on the injury. For example, those with plantar fasciitis have abnormal forces placed on the foot, which cause the plantar fascia to have excessive strain and pull from the the heel bone. Weakness and tightness of the foot and lower leg compromises normal gait which can also lead to compensation injuries. It takes time to restore imbalances and for the injury to heal. In the meantime, it is hard to completely stay off your feet. It is also not recommended to completely rest when dealing with an injury, as that is also not the best for tissue health. Orthotics can bridge the gap between injury and rehabilitation. 

Plantar fasciitis can take a while to heal, on average 6 months to 1 year. The role of custom foot orthoses is to also alleviate pain when walking and doing regular day to day activities without further injury and to facilitate speeding up the recovery. They are an excellent tool for those who are combating a foot injury and want to get back into sports that require faster movements like running. This is recommended alongside strength, stretching, manual therapy and rehabilitation.


Extra comfort to dress shoes:

Flats and casual shoes sometimes have thin soled shoes which can lead to metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia is irritation of the metatarsal heads of the feet. Custom orthotics deflect pressure off these sensitive areas to allow for support and cushioning where needed. Custom insoles with metatarsal support are better than just a pad, as a pad will sometimes absorb sweat, if directly applied to the insole. A blister can arise from sweat and movement in the shoe. When the metatarsal support is imbedded within the orthotic, the placement is exactly custom to the individual and will not chafe. 

In-Stride Podiatry Foot Clinic Downtown Toronto: Led by experienced podiatrists and chiropodists, we provide expert treatment for various foot conditions, including orthotic therapy. Located at the heart of the financial district, at King and Yonge, it is easily accessible and convenient. 



Working or living in downtown Toronto demands a lot of time on the feet. The feet can get overworked and susceptible to injury and pain. Orthotics do not take away the strength of the foot if one does continue to follow their exercise and rehabilitation plan along with orthotics. 

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries  podiatrist and chiropodists see and orthotics are found to reduce the severity and duration of the condition. 

Orthotics are an investment and seeking treatment from reputable professionals, such as chiropodist and podiatrist, as they are experienced in this field with foot pain and treatment. 

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