4.6 Million or 1 in 6 Canadians aged 15 years and older report having Arthritis
HOW CAN A CANADIAN CERTIFIED PEDORTHIST HELP WITH ARTHRITIS?
When arthritis affects your feet & lower limbs (legs) a consultation with a Pedorthist C.Ped (C) can help retain and enhance your mobility and reduce your pain.
Arthritis can affect the feet, ankles, knees, and hips by causing pain, stiffness, swelling and disability.
Is a form of inflammatory arthritis. It is a chronic progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the joints and surrounding tissues leading to joint inflammation, pain, disability.
Also known as degenerative arthritis, it is a disease that results from the breakdown and loss of cartilage in joints.
Is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.
HOW CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS CAN HELP WITH ARTHRITIS
When the foot excessively rolls inward (pronates) or rolls outward (supinates), it distorts and in turn redistributes pressure on other areas of the foot that aren't designed to handle that kind of force. As a result, this puts more pressure on arthritic joints causing more discomfort and limiting your mobility.
Custom made orthotics address the cause of the problem, which is the excessive motion in the foot. Orthotics stabilize the foot and limiting the amount of excessive motion so that the foot functions normally and improving your alignment and reducing stress on the joints.
ORTHOTICS CAN WORK IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS
- Distributing weight evenly over the bottom of the foot, reduce pressure on sore & sensitive areas.
- Contain shock absorbing materials to lessen the stress place on the lower body when walking or running.
- Compensate for structural or biomechanical abnormalities in feet and or ankles.
- Reduce wear & tear on joints by limiting excessive motion.