Inflammation and Pain at the Ball just behind the
Metatarsalgia is inflammation or pain in the forefoot. There are many reasons why this may occur and to pin point to actual under lying problem can be challenging. There are two small sesamoïd bones under the first joint creating pressure, which can cause the pain. But most often the inflammation is localized under the 2nd metatarsal head due to excess pressure either because the 2nd toe is longer than the 1st (Morton’s Foot) and the pressure is transferred to the 2nd or hypermobility of the first ray while the 2nd stabilizes the foot. It is sometimes a little difficult to differentiate between a Morton’s Neuroma, Metatarsalgia and Capsulitis. Some people experience a shooting pain on the top aspect of the foot between two toes. Others describe the feeling like having a pebble in their shoe and sometimes experiencing a burning and/or numbness sensation up to the toes. Direct pressure between the metatarsal heads or between the metatarsals themselves will replicate the symptoms, as will compression of the forefoot.
A custom foot orthotic along with a metatarsal pad usually suppresses the irritation and the pain. If more intervention is needed a Corticosteroid injection can relieve the inflammation and help end the symptoms. When all treatment fails, surgery might be recommended.
We create orthotics by hand, customized to your individual needs and specifications. Plastic or rubber, full length or ¾ length, hard or cushioned, count on us to take care of all your orthotic needs!
Wearing the wrong shoe can cause injury and long-term damage to your body. It is crucial to retire your old shoes when they are worn out and find the proper fitting shoe for your foot.
Stretching is important for a number of reasons. Tight muscles can result in muscle fatigue, inflammation and micro-tearing in the foot and / or the Achilles tendon.
The assessment is complimentary and included in the price of the orthotics. There’s no obligation to purchase.
The initial appointment usually lasts approximately one hour. We will take the time to note your history, listen and then do a series of different tests to determine the underlying problem causing the pain. A full explanation and demonstrations of the findings will be shared and discussed with you for possible therapies to resolve the condition(s).
Two to three pairs of well-worn footwear to see the wear patterns at the bottom and to give us an idea of the types of footwear you prefer. If you have a prescription or a recommendation from your physician, please bring it as well.
We can make several types of orthotics to accommodate your needs.
* Plastic Orthotics – Full and 3/4 Length
* Rubber Orthotics – Aggressive, Medium or Mild Support – Hard or Cushioned
* Soft and Cushioned Orthotics – Full and 3/4 Length
* For Daily Use, For Casual Wear & Sport Orthotics
* Relief for Pressure Areas and Ulcers
* Motion Control for In-Toeing and Out-Toeing
* Thin for Casual and Cobra for Dress Shoes
* Children Orthotics from Ages 3 and up
We Can Accommodate:
Running Shoes, Waking Shoes, Casual Footwear, Winter Boots, Safety Footwear, Dress Shoes, Sandals, Slippers, Cleats, Skates, Ski Boots
Your hand-crafted foot orthotics are created to your specific needs in our own laboratory and will be ready approximately 7 days after your initial assessment.
Our Warranty Includes: working with our clients until they reach comfort and satisfaction at no extra cost – Most adjustments are done on-site while you wait
You don’t require a prescription to get an assessment. If you decide to purchase orthotics you will need a detailed prescription specifying custom orthotics and a reason why you require the orthotics to be eligible to claim reimbursement through your private health care insurance. With a prescription you also save all taxes and if you don’t have extra insurance coverage you can claim the cost on your income tax.
Yes. All our Pedorthists are fully certified under the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada and continue to pursue education in the field to improve their knowledge and abilities in Pedorthic Therapy.
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