how does orthopaedic shoe differ?
Unhealthy foot conditions occur due to several reasons: wearing poorly designed shoes, injuries, age, poor foot mechanics or medical conditions. One common reason of developing hammer toes, bunions, calluses and foot pain is wearing poorly designed shoes.
Orthopaedic shoes are shoes specially designed to support or accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle and leg. Supportive, well-fitting footwear plays a vital role in keeping people mobile and pain free. A good pair of orthopaedic shoes have feature that provide comfort and support, such as - good arch support, firm heel counter, torsion stability and various width - just to name a few.
In many cases, foot conditions can be treated with off-the shelf or stock orthopaedic footwear. Sometimes, the orthopaedic footwear need to be modified or adjusted to address more severe foot conditions. Please be minded such modifications on stock orthopaedic footwear is not "custom-made" shoe.
Orthopaedic shoe brands
For more shoes and full description of the shoes please click below to visit the manufacturer website.
When medically prescribed with orthopaedic shoes, your extended health benefit may cover for orthopaedic shoes and/or custom foot orthotics. We will provide you a predetermination/quote letter to be submitted to your insurance company and learn what you are eligible for.
Please note that the prices that are shown on the manufacturer website are the prices that reflect the promotions and initiatives of the manufacturer alone. Our clinic’s relationship with the manufacturer are governed under a different pricing policy and therefore our final prices of the shoes will differ from those listed on the manufacturer’s website.