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    Dec 22 2020

    Weight Gain and Your Gait

    When people gain weight do they gain weight in their feet as well? Does it affect their...


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    Jul 28 2020

    Are There Shoes That Come With Orthotic Solutions In One?

    I get asked very similar questions to this way, way more often these days than 20 or 30 years...


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    Jul 28 2020

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    Jul 14 2020

    The Foot Lab Re-Opened

    The Ministry of Health has lifted restrictions placed back in March. We are happy to announce that The Foot Lab is now able to re-open to provide care and service to our clients. As always, we are committed to the health and safety of our clients...


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    The Foot Lab
    Jun 17 2020

    Can Orthotics Fit Any Foot Size?

    There is no yes or no answer, some orthotics are so minimally made that they will fit in any shoe, even...


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    Orthotics & Braces
    May 27 2020

    Orthotic Check in’s for Kids!

    That is a very common question from parents of kids getting...


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    Orthotics & Braces
    Apr 24 2020

    My 5 Year Old Seems To Trip A Lot, Can Orthotics Help?

    Orthotics can help with kids who trip a...


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    Mar 26 2020

    Benefits of Using a Foot Massage Ball

    Are there benefits to using a foot massage ball for sore...


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    Foot Orthotics
    Dec 14 2019

    Does everyone have foot issues?

    When asking if \"Everyone\" has foot issues, it depends what you consider issues..., I do sometimes see clients that want to get orthotics as a preventative measure and I always suggest to them that \"not everyone needs orthotics\" and \"if it...


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    The Foot Lab
    Jul 09 2019

    Can orthotics help with my Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs?

    This I would have to say is a common question. Orthotics are primarily an alignment tool and heel pain is usually caused by misalignment of some kind so the orthotics are very effective in eliminating the heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis and/or...


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    The Foot Lab
    Jul 23 2018

    How often should I have my orthotics replaced?

    Most orthotics wear out in 2 to 3 years. The majority of my clients that come back in 2 to 3 years is because they can feel the original symptoms beginning to return as the orthotic wears out. Having said that, I see clients that have orthotics...


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    The Foot Lab
    Jul 11 2018

    What are bunions and how can I prevent in getting them?

    I have a bunion, my mother has a bunion and her mother had a bunion....good news, you can do things to keep them at bay and from getting really painful. A bunion is not a growth, a bunion is the metatarsal phalangeal joint (the one at the base of...


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    The Foot Lab
    Jun 30 2018

    What are the top 5 causes of sore feet?

    We have all had sore feet from time to time, but what are the most common issues that cause sore feet? Tom from The Foot Lab in Edmonton gives us his...


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    Jun 21 2018

    What foot, ankle and heel problems can orthopedic footwear focus on?

    In my practice Diabetes is the number one disease that causes the most foot problems that need to be addressed with Custom Made Orthopedic Footwear. The feet lose feeling as the nerves become affected, as well as a loss of circulation caused by...


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    Apr 16 2018

    Orthotics for Running

    Running is one the most rewarding things anyone can do for fun and exercise. If you plan to get into running you absolutely need...


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    Foot Orthotics
    Feb 07 2018

    How do I prepare my feet for a 12-hour manual labor work shift?

    Without seeing you and your feet I can\'t say categorically but, if you and your feet are fairly healthy, stretch out and then walk barefoot in sand every day, start with about 15 minutes and increase the a time by 5 minutes every day for at least 2...


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    Foot Orthotics
    Jan 24 2018

    Whom do I see for my foot problem that needs specialized orthotics?

    Studies have shown that foot orthotics made by Pedorthists and Orthotists are the most effective in affecting foot alignment and improving specific foot problems as well as feeling the most comfortable. Pedorthists and Orthotists approach foot...


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    Foot Orthotics
    Jan 04 2018

    Why do older people have more foot problems?

    As we age we lose elasticity in tendons and ligaments, we lose muscle mass and also the number of fibers in the muscle, and we lose bone mass too. All these factors affect the health of our...


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    The Foot Lab
    Nov 29 2017

    Reflexology and Foot Health

    As I understand it, Reflexology doesn\'t really have to do with foot health, I understand that it is a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked...


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    The Foot Lab
    Nov 15 2017

    Natural or Synthetic Fiber?

    In my opinion any natural fiber is infinitely better for us than any synthetic material. I\'ve heard people refer to cotton as \"death cloth\" and I understand why, in situations where you need to keep your skin dry so you don\'t freeze to death...


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    The Foot Lab
    Nov 08 2017

    Simple exercises I can do for good foot health

    Just simply walking every day will keep your feet in good health. If you want to do more you can do things like 1. curling your toes or lay a hand towel or tea towel on the floor and use our toes to pull it toward you bit by bit until it\'s all...


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    The Foot Lab
    Oct 25 2017

    How many bones are in the feet?

    There are 26 bones in the human foot...usually. The best thing that we can do to protect them from wear and tear is to use them regularly, the old adage \"use it or lose it\" is true in this case. Our feet are meant to be used and used a...


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    The Foot Lab Edmonton
    Sep 26 2017

    Can I get orthotics for ice skates?

    I just bought my 15 year old new ice skates and they hurt the arch in his foot, could he get orthotics for his skates? Could this help his...


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    The Foot Lab Edmonton
    Aug 08 2017

    Will not wearing my orthotics damage my feet?

    I know I should be wearing my orthotics every day, but I do love having my feet free in the summer. Will not wearing my orthotics every day hurt my...


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    Runners for Track and field
    Aug 01 2017

    What running shoes do I buy my child for track and field?

    My daughter is just getting into track and field at school, I do not know what running shoes to buy her, there are so many out there. Can a Pedorthic Master help get her a good foundation to start this journey of running in the proper way? ...


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    The Foot Lab Edmonton
    Jul 25 2017

    Will orthotics help my 3 year old walk better?

    That is pretty difficult to answer directly without knowing why he is tripping, does he have something systemic going on or is it just because he is pigeon toed? If the issue is pigeon toe (he walks with the toes pointing toward the mid-line of the...


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    Foot Pain
    Jul 12 2017

    What is involved with getting fitted for foot orthotics?

    First you should see your Doctor in case there is an underlying medical issue that may be causing your pain, the Dr. may suggest, or you can ask for a prescription for, foot orthotics. You may want to check with your insurance company to see if...


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    Edmonton
    Jun 28 2017

    Is it possible to fix a high arch or flat feet with orthotics?

    I get asked this a lot, so to set the record straight, a high arch or flat feet is not a problem foot or \"wrong\" so it doesn\'t need to be...


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    Edmonton
    Jun 14 2017

    I love my summer flip flops, are they bad for my feet?

    No, flip flops are not bad for your feet. If someone develops pain and discomfort when wearing flip flops it is most often because the feet are used to being supported all the time in shoes and socks with some heel height and then suddenly going to...


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    Mar 09 2017

    Do Custom Insoles Really Work?

    I find that foot orthotics are very effective in eliminating or significantly...


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    edmonton
    Jan 28 2017

    How do I know if I need Orthotics?

    Custom orthotics will help you if you are feeling pain...


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