Two different coloured compression socks

Compression Socks – Happy and Healthy Legs!

Compression Socks - Happy and Healthy Legs! How do you know if compression socks are right for you? Do you sit or stand for long periods of time? Do your ankles or legs swell up at the end of the…
Child's bare feet

Kids and their Feet

Kids and their Feet As kids and their feet develop, it is important to keep their feet healthy to prevent pain and other issues in the future. What may seem like growing pains might be an issue with the feet.…
Pain location of shin spints: the the lower two thirds of the lower leg.

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) What is it? Shin splints, or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is characterized by pain in on the inside of the lower leg, specifically in the lower two thirds (see figure 1). Overuse and…
Foot sliding into a running shoe

Shoes – Getting the Right Fit

Shoes – Getting the Right Fit During the day, we are on our feet walking around at work, standing in the kitchen, and running from place to place trying to get through the day. If there is pain in your…
Left foot with a moderately low arch

Pes Planus (Flat Feet)

Pes Planus (Flat Feet) What is it? Pes planus or flat feet is when the arch on the inside of the foot is lower than what would be considered normal. This may be worse on one foot compared to the…
Owners of On the Ball Orthotics, City Councillor, Rainbows Representative, and two members from the chamber of commerce cutting the ribbon for the grand opening. All have one foot in the air

Grand Opening – Thank You!

THANK YOU! We had our grand opening last month on May 11th as a charity BBQ. Thank you to everyone that attended! We were fortunate with the weather as it turned out to be one of the only nice days…
Top of feet with toes spread apart

Calluses and Corns

Calluses and Corns What are Calluses and Corns? Calluses and corns are thickened areas of the skin. This thickened skin is a response to an area of higher pressure or shear. To protect the skin, the body responds by thickening…
Viewing the top of the foot with a bunion and hallux valgus deformities

Bunion and Hallux Valgus

Bunion and Hallux Valgus What are Bunions? Bunions are a bony deformity on the side of the big toe joint (1st MTP joint). It can be accompanied with or without the deviation of the toe (hallux valgus). When the bunion…
On the Ball Orthotics Grand Opening BBQ

GRAND OPENING BBQ!

GRAND OPENING! On the Ball Orthotics is having their grand opening! Come on out for a BBQ and to win prizes!   Where:  On the Ball Orthotics - Unit 5, 750 Big Bay Point Road, Barrie, ON, L4M 4S6 When: …
Metatarsal arch collapse, which can lead to Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s neuroma is a compression of the digital nerve, between the metatarsals (bones at the forefoot). This compression causes nerve-like pain in the forefoot and into the toes. The most common area of pain…