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A 42-year-old female asked:

I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. i just paid $400?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Correct: Plaster moldings r the best way 2 go.Good molded inserts r more expensive but a reputable orthotics provider will work with u & adjust them so they r right 4 u.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Untrue: That is absolutely untrue. Whether you use a cast, foam box or scanner, does not matter. It is the person positioning the foot that matters.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Although, I don't use the foam box, I agree with Dr. Beresh and would advise the patient to see for themself. You are now the owner of the device......you tell us if it works.....
Mar 2, 2013

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