Pain can be caused by injury, footwear, doing too much too quickly, and overuse. The most commonly ailments we treat are bunion pain, arch pain, heel pain, knee pain, shin splints, back pain, stress fractures and even corns and callouses.

When you present with muscle, nerve, joint, or bone pain we'll have a talk with you about it and see when it started, how it started and what makes it better or worse. We will do some tests to diagnose the issue, which may include referring you for blood tests or radiology, such as an x-ray or an ultrasound.

Once we know what the issues is we can make a plan to treat it. It may be a traumatic injury that means a cast or a boot is required, or is may be due tot he way you're moving. This is known as your biomechanics, the branch of physics that studies the structure and function of the way you move and interact with the ground. We'll review your walking pattern, muscle and joint range of motion in your legs and feet to piece together what is causing pain.

When we have the pieces of the puzzle together we can start making a treatment plan for to fix the issue, which might include medication suggestions, activity modifications, stretching, strengthening, footwear changes, acupuncture, exercise prescription or orthotics.


Orthotics are shoe inserts that are used to reduce pain by correcting the way you're walking. Just like glasses, orthotics aren't as as easy as "one size fits all", what's best for you is individual and based on managing the problem you have. Orthotics may feel strange at first, but should not be painful, if they are it's a good sign something's wrong! Depending on you, and your pain, orthotics are generally paired with a program of other therapies such as stretching, strengthening orfootwear changes... Learn more >