Foot Orthotics - or custom arch supports are available for a variety of foot conditions.
From the Ground Up
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking biomechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body and lead to more serious problems.
AOD's custom foot orthotics help to rebalance your feet, reduce pain and discomfort by correcting and or supporting the position of your feet.
High Arch Normal Arch Flat Arch
Different types of feet require different orthotic prescriptions.
What are Custom Foot Orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics look like insoles, but are custom-made from a plaster mold of your feet and biomechanically correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics are made from a variety of high tech material and fit into most shoes. Orthotic prescriptions vary depending on your foot type or position, activity level and the type of footwear being worn.
Common symptoms of poor foot biomechanics can include any of the following:
Localized foot pain
Bunions, hammer toes
Arch / heal pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Leg / knee pain
Hip or back pain
Common Foot Disorders
Interesting Foot Facts
25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.
The average person takes 8,000 - 10,000 steps per day.
The average person will walk over 160,000 kilometers in their lifetime, or more then 4 trips around the world.
Women have four times as many foot problems as men - fancy, ill-fitting footwear is the main reason for this.
More than 75% of people will experience foot problems in their lifetime.
Orthotists at AOD take casts of your feet as well as fabricate and adjust all their custom-made foot orthotics on site, ensuring the highest standard of quality and workmanship.
Bunions are generally located behind the joint of the big toe in the forefoot area. This is the area where the foot flexes in the front. Bunions can develop on the outside of the foot, behind the little toe. These are commonly referred to as tailor's bunions or bunionettes. The most common formation is a very large bunion at the ball of the foot. A bunion is a symptom of excessive pronation that exists in the rearfoot.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation and possible tearing of the plantar fascia ligament that attaches to the base of the heel bone on the bottom of the foot. This ligament extends to the ball of the foot. Plantar fasciitis not only creates pain in the heel region of the foot; it can also cause arch pain. This can be triggered by any of the following: a sudden increase in physical activity, weight gain, overuse of plantar fascia, tightness of the calf muscle or arthritic conditions.