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how to have orthotics made?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
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. See a podiatrist or orthotist for these devices. If you go to the orthotist, make sure you have a prescription from a doctor. Also check with your insurance plan if they are a covered service, and what the cost is to you.
Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 29 years experience
Podiatrist.: See a podiatrist. You should have a custom molded plaster of paris cast applied while you are sitting or laying supine, not standing.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Although, I also fabricate orthotic devices In this manner, with new technology many doctors have been using scanners which are producing equally efficacious devices.
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Go to the Orthotisit: He is specializing in making orthotic devices. Sometime podiatrist make their own orthotic devices.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Orthotics: orthotics are custom made bio mechanical devices to help with over pronation or over supination. Both problems can be addressed by creating a custom mould of the feet and then selecting the proper materials for the patient. They can help with bone spurs, bunions, metatarsalgiia, neuromas and other pathologies.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Are bad orthotics worse for your health than no orthotics at all?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Can be: Orhotics are typically for comfort. If they don't feel better than not having them in, don't wear them.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Are there any side effects from wearing orthotics?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Orthotics are primarily for comfort. If they hurt, they are not helping you. Some orthotics prescribed can make a condition worse such as if an orthotic with a high arch is given to a patient with a cavus foot.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Do I need different kinds of orthotics made depending on my sport?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
No: Orthotics are purely for comfort for most people. If one orthotic feels better to you for different sports, then you may have more than one pair, but no orthotic is better than another for specific sports. However, a certified orthotist may be helpful in answering this question as well.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long do dr. Scholls comfort fit orthodics last effectively?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Variable: It would differ in a skinny guy versus a heavy guy would it not? Also, the level of activity would make it variable....
Wake Forest, NC
A 51-year-old female asked:

How long do cork with AVA custom made orthotics last? Any tips to make them last longer?

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Dr. Sunil Hari
Pain Management 13 years experience
6 months w/daily use: With daily use, 6 months is the expected lifespan. This is why most insurance companies allow 4 pair/year. It's going to sound flippant, but losing weight will make them last longer. Less compression on the cork, less stress on the insoles themselves.

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