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Computerized foot scan

Computerized Foot Scan

Ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems. It’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort. When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful joints.

Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.

To begin, a thorough evaluation including a computerized foot scan is completed. This scan is reviewed with each person to understand the foot mechanics. If orthotics are necessary, the order is placed and you receive your new orthotics in 2 weeks time.

Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects to not only foot function but to reducing stress on other joints of the body such as your knees, hips and your lower back.

To learn more, call (905) 294-2904 today!