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How effective are orthotics?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
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 important part of a treatment plan, not the end-all and be-all.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Very : At least that is what i find. It all depends on the foot type and the condition you are treating. I find it rare to have a patient say "they didn't work".
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 45 years experience
Very Effective: Most of my patient do well with orthotics. We can treat a variety of foot and gait problems effectivly with orthotics.
Dr. Lawrence Huppin
Podiatry 33 years experience
Often effective: If made correctly by an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, they can be very effective for many pathologies. Unfortunately, there is a lot of variability in practitioner skill.

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What is orthotics?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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 best walking w/ an afo( ankle foot orthosis).

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