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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Braces/ inserts: Orthotics for an ors is a broad term that describes braces, inserts etc... For example, a patient w/ a foot drop secondary to a nerve injury may do be ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Many places: Orthotics are often made by podiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
See a professional: Custom made foot supports are fabricated to models of your feet, and incorporate corrections for abnormalities in the foot structure and/or function. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
If given for : The right reasons and if made properly, they can be very effective at stabilizing feet and reducing pain. Depending on the condition, they are an imp ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
If they need them: I'm sure they would if they needed them. They'd probably get a good discount!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
41 years experience in Podiatry
Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
No: Just control of the foot will not control the leg position.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Definately should.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hubert Lee
10 years experience in Podiatry
Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
No: Orthotics (aka inserts) may maintain or actually increase the shoe size because it is a device that you have to put into the shoe.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Not nearly as much: Maximize your stablity and minimize your chance for problems. Wear supportive shoes to complement the orthotics.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jimenez
46 years experience in Rheumatology
Go to running store: Most podiatrists can watch you walk/run and pick the best shoe for you, or recommend an orthotic with a specific shoe brand. Another good option is to ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Night splints: Night splints are commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis. A night splint hold the ankle at a 90 degree angle to provide a constant stretch on the Ac ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
21 years experience in Podiatry
In a orthotic lab : Orthotics are typically casted in the office and made in a lab.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
No: Bunion splints are not effective so they are not recommended. Although some stores may sell them, it's a marketing gimmick (snake oil) because a spli ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience in Podiatry
Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Yes they can.: A morton's neuroma or just neuroma or intermetatarsal neuroma = all the same. In a custom device one can prescibe a met pad, neuroma pad or both, add ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience in Podiatry
Improved function: Foot orthotics improve foot function. Usually by improving foot function, you will decrease wear and tear on your foot and structures upstream. Dr l.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Try a : Night splint.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Nixon
43 years experience in Podiatry
Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space betwee ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience in Podiatry
They should : Especially if you have low arches
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Sure: Your foot may take time to adapt to it. If the device is not made well this would also be problematic.

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