Serving Patients in the HRM with Orthotics and Orthopaedic Shoes for 20+ Years
The Arthritis & Injury Care Centre offers Custom Orthotics in Halifax, Clayton Park, and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Contact us to learn more about buying orthotics in the HRM.
For you to be reading this right now, there must be a lingering issue primarily with your feet and/or another part of your body that could be treated with orthotics. While not all foot pain can be managed with orthotics – there are a variety of conditions and ailments that orthotics can help treat and get you back on your feet! Our Certified Pedorthist or will take the time to assess and educate you on how custom foot orthotics could benefit you.
Our Administrative Staff are here to assist you in any way possible and are knowledgeable and experienced in checking private insurance company information, as most insurance companies will cover all or a portion of the orthotics cost.
You can reach us toll-free at (888) 422-1608 to schedule an orthotic appointment in Halifax or Dartmouth.
Please fill out the form and let us help you navigate the process to happy, healthy feet!
Store Bought Orthotics vs Custom Orthotics
When weighing the options between a pair of custom orthotics vs. a pair of store bought orthotics there are many options to consider. We have written a blog post where we highlight the differences between custom orthotics and those that you can purchase in-store from either a pharmacy or sportswear supplier. This article on comparing orthotics will help you determine what option is the most beneficial for your treatment.
The key things to consider are:
- Durability of the orthotic and how often it is used
- Cost of the store bought vs. custom orthotic insoles
- Biomechanical and motion control implications of your condition or ailment
- Minor vs. Major abnormalities that
Buying Orthotics and Orthopaedic Shoes in Halifax & Dartmouth, NS
Orthopaedic shoes, or footwear, is a general term for shoes that are built with certain characteristics and features that support the mechanics and structure of the foot. This usually includes a good rigid midsole and outsole, firm heel counter, removable insole, and are available in a variety of widths and shapes to fit various foot types.
Custom Orthotics can be placed inside orthopaedic shoes to provide additional support and comfort!
Visit the foot lab to learn more about custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes.
Orthotic Reviews from Halifax and Dartmouth, NS
“I feel like I’m walking normal again. I’m able to walk as long as I used to when I was young. It feels good to go for walks, and I feel like I’m not damaging things for doing something I love to do.”
– Orthotic Customer | Halifax, NS
“The pain is gone! I’m not having any issues anymore. My plantar fasciitis pain is gone! I will continue to wear my custom orthotics, and use the forefoot plate, for work every day.”
– Orthotic Customer | Halifax, NS
“I am a nurse and on my feet all day. The pain was getting to the point where I had to take time away from work. After using my custom orthotics, even for a short amount of time, I am able to spend a full day at work without discomfort.”
– Orthotic Customer | Dartmouth, NS
What Can Orthotics Help Treat?
Orthotics for Arthritis
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause discomfort and structural issues in the feet. Orthotics can help correct these alignment and structural issues which in turn can reduce the discomfort from arthritis.
Orthotics for Back Pain
Did you know that 4 out of 5 Canadians will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime? Poor alignment of the feet, such as arches that roll inward, or lack of cushioning can sometimes cause pain and discomfort that can be lessened by using orthotics.
Orthotics for Bunions
A bunion is a joint deformity located at the base of the big toe that can be caused by conditions such as arthritis or gout. Orthotics with a wide toe area can help to reduce pressure on the big toe and relieve discomfort from bunions. Orthotics paired with orthopedic shoes is an ideal solution for bunion discomfort.
Orthotics for Bursitis
Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the joints in your feet. These fluid-filled sacs act as a cushion between the joints, tendons, bones, and muscles. When these fluid-filled sacs become inflamed and swell up it is called bursitis. You can buy orthotics with extra heel and arch support which can help reduce the pain and discomfort caused by bursitis.
Orthotics for Diabetes
Diabetic neuropathy is a condition associated with diabetes where a person loses sensation in their feet. This can lead to issues of the feet such as extra stress and pressure that can lead to foot ulcers. Orthotics can help reduce this extra stress and pressure on your feet.
Orthotics for Flat Feet
Flat feet (pes planus) or fallen arches is a condition of the foot where the entire or almost the entire sole of your foot touches the ground. Flat feet can cause foot and ankle pain, as well as back pain. Orthotics can help to properly support the arches in your foot and reduce the discomfort from flat feet.
Orthotics for Heel Spurs
Heel spurs are a condition of the foot where the bone grows in excess on the bottom and/or back of your heel. Orthotics can support the foot and reduce inflammation caused by heel spurs.
Orthotics for High Arches
The opposite of flat feet (pas plenus), having very high arches can cause stress in the muscles of the feet and lead to a number of conditions, some of which include: kee pain, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis (see below). Having proper orthotics can help prevent a person’s feet from rolling excessively inward or outward.
Orthotics for Injured Feet
Orthotics can assist in the healing process for those who have had a traumatic injury to their feet or ankles. The added support will reduce stress on your feet which will allow your feet to better recover from the injury.
Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and general foot pain. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation in the tissues that connects your toes to your heel bone. Orthotics can help plantar fasciitis by providing better support for the heel and foot.
Frequently Asked Questions About Orthotics
Do I need a medical referral/prescription for orthotics in Halifax or Dartmouth?
No, you do not need a medical referral/prescription to see a Brace Specialist, Pedorthist, Podiatrist, or Dietitian. However, most insurance companies require a medical referral/prescription in order to reimburse for services and/or products purchased. We will work with you to collect all insurance information needed.If you need to see one of our Orthopedic Consultants then a medical referral would be required by your physician. This allows for you to see the appropriate specialist at the appropriate time, which can also help to reduce wait times.
Do I need an appointment for orthotics in Halifax or Dartmouth?
An appointment is not required. If you are able to make an appointment this will guarantee that you are seen at the time scheduled but we understand that circumstances do not always allow for this and we will make sure we accommodate all our customers and patients.
Does provincial health care (MSI/Medicare) cover the costs at Arthritis & Injury Care Centre?
We are a private company whose services are not covered by MSI or Medicare. Part or complete service and/or product costs are often covered under most insurance plans. At the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre we will help to obtain all coverage information for you and will bill directly any companies that allow it. This includes private insurance companies, Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB), Community Services, and moreAppointments with our Orthopedic Consultants ARE covered by MSI/Medicare.
How do I know if my private insurance will cover the service and/or products?
As a service to eliminate any confusion, the Arthritis and Injury Care Centre offers to contact your private insurance company, to find out all specific insurance coverage details on your behalf.If estimates are required by an insurance company, to determine coverage, an estimate will be sent at no charge.The Arthritis and Injury Care Centre will bill directly all insurance companies and policies that allow for this service. We will walk you all the way through this process either way.Should you have any questions during this process please contact our office and we will be happy to help.
Where to Buy Orthotics in Halifax & Dartmouth, NS?
Buy Orthotics Halifax, NS
Park Lane Mall
1554 Dresden Row, Suite 3070
Halifax, NS B3J 2K2 Canada
Tel: (902) 442-5199
Buy Orthotics in Dartmouth, NS
Millstone Square at Russell Lake
250 Baker Drive, Suite #124
Dartmouth, NS B2W 6L4 Canada
Tel: (902) 404-8352
Buy Orthotics in Clayton Park, NS
Clayton Park Shopping Centre
278 Lacewood Drive
Halifax, NS B3M 3N8 Canada
Tel: (902) 404-8419