Poor fitting shoes can cause corns, callouses, blisters, bunions and ingrown toenails and aggravate foot problems associated with various foot conditions including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, arthritis and diabetes. Sound Orthotics carries a wide array of regular and off-the-shelf stock orthopedic shoes and sandals to keep you comfortable and active.
Stock orthopaedic footwear is the most frequently used footwear solution for pedorthic patients. While many features of stock orthopaedic footwear can be found in everyday shoes, there are two features that typically distinguish footwear as orthopaedic:
- Extra depth in the shoe.
- The shoe must be manufactured in at least three widths, with the tread surface widening incrementally when the upper widens.
Stock orthopaedic footwear is mass-produced, as opposed to custom-made for an individual patient. Even if stock orthopaedic footwear is modified and a custom-made orthotic is inserted, the shoe itself is not classified as custom-made. Insurers are advised to pay special attention to this distinction in reviewing claims.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort with your feet or shoes, call and talk to Marcel Turgeon, your local Canadian Certified Pedorthist. As an orthotic and footwear specialist, he is trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics and is an expert in modifying, designing and fitting custom foot orthotics and regular and orthopaedic footwear. He’ll help you find the right footwear solution for any occasion to meet your unique needs, or browse our website for more information on the great selection of men’s and women’s athletic, casual, dress, sandal, slip, and work style footwear.
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Get in touch with us at 705-342-7728 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or come visit us at our 8 Murray Point Road location and set up your footcare consultation appointment.