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do orthotics hurt feet

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes & no: They do help 4 structural problems or pressure areas. If there is not a diagnosis it can b hit & miss. When u get custom inserts they should b comfy ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It may take upto 30 days until you can wear your orthotics all day.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
There is a : "break in period" which you should of been instructed about. Generally speaking, i inform patients to wear them an hour the first day and double the t ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: no one can give a specific answer without being able to examine the heel. If it is tender along the inside edge it is likely to be plantar fasciitis.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Orthotics: I have had many orthotics over the years. The best ones were custom made by a podiatrist who actually took a cast mold of my feet. I have had others t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Generally effective: If made correctly for the problem the patient has.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
47 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If they are made correctly for the right diagnosis and reason.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
Arch supportive shoe: If the teen will not wear the orthotics, first, impress to the child that he may have more severe problems the rest of his/her life. The other option ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Geter
33 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: I recommend seeing a podiatrist to have your feet evaluated and to see what type of orthotic is needed for your particular problem or if even an ortho ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Ryan
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More info: What is your condition? Afo's can be used for many reasons- there are other options, but need to know what your specific diagnosis is (ex. Drop foot).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depends what: The huge foot problem/pain is.

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