Who needs orthotics?

If you are experiencing foot discomfort, the origins may be biomechanical in nature, in which case an orthotic device would be helpful.

There are several common symptoms that may indicate misalignment of the feet. You may be a candidate for custom/ prescription orthotics if:

  • one side of the sole of your shoe wears out faster than the other;
  • you have flat feet or high arches
  • you frequently sprain your ankle;
  • you have chronic heel, knee or lower back pain;
  • your shins hurt;
  • your toes are not straight;
  • your feet point inward or excessively outward when you walk; or
  • your feet hurt in general.