Our feet are our foundation. The average person walks approximately 4 miles per day which is equivalent to approximately 8,000 -10,000 steps per day! Your feet support the weight of everything above them. Research shows that approximately 75% of the population will experience foot pain during their life time. Dependant on the cause of foot pain (plantar fasciitis, pronation syndrome, arthritis, in-correct joint mechanics), various forms of treatment are available: stretching, strengthening, ice/heat therapy, anti-inflammatory and custom made orthotics.
Ideally, our feet should not roll in or outward when walking/running. When our feet move in way it was not designed to, the wrong muscles work too hard and the right muscles are not working enough. For example, some feet roll too far inside, a condition called Pronation. When this occurs, the arch collapses resulting in the foot, knee and hip to roll inward. Thus causing knee, hip and low back pain. Unless we correct this, cumulative years of stress on these joints can lead to chronic pain, arthritis and compromised quality of life.
Custom Made Orthotics are designed to prevent incorrect foot motion (i.e. prevent foot from rolling in wards or outwards) and support foot arches. Dr. Jabeen will assess your feet; watch your gait and biomechanics to determine the best suited orthotic for you.
Suite 300 - 1124 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC