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Are good orthotics good for bad ankles?

Are good orthotics good for bad ankles?

Yes: Orthotics can help ankle problems. When a foot is moderatly to severly pronated it causes added stress to the ankle joints. By using a orthotic to stop the pronation it will help keep the ankle in better alignment. Orthotics also absorb shock . They can be benificial for helping relive ankle pain and problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Orthotics (Definition)

A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more


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I have a bad ankle and my therapist said that I am going to need orthotics. What are some type of them?

I have a bad ankle and my therapist said that I am going to need orthotics. What are some type of them?

There are different : Types made out of different materials etc. Usually, the doctor will evaluate your problem and take into consideration the shoes you wear so that the devices will fit. An appropriate rx can be made depending on the foot ailment. ...Read more

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Severe pain in ankle, worst with high impact. I wear orthotics. Worst in flat shoes. If i twist my ankle outwards its bad. 2 mri's, no results? Ideas?

Severe pain in ankle, worst with high impact. I wear orthotics. Worst in flat shoes. If i twist my ankle outwards its bad. 2 mri's, no results? Ideas?

Many possibilities: Some causes of pain in the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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After 2 months of wearin orthotics due to knee injury i'm getting very bad arch and ancle pain and weakness? It fells sharp and achey

Arch pain: If they are custom orthotics you may need to get them adjusted but if they are over the counter from a retail store and not from a doctor i suggest you invest in a custom pair of orthotics. Foot orthotics are like eyeglasses they have to be very specific or they can actually cause problems. ...Read more

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Pain in a past healed broken ankle after work out. Get orthotics at walgreens?

Pain in a past healed broken ankle after work out. Get orthotics at walgreens?

Do NOT get: Orthotics at a drug store. If you need them get examined first by a podiatrist to see if you need them and then get good ones there. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of sore ankle. Suspect this was attributed to running. Please advise. Using orthotics. ?

Sudden onset of sore ankle. Suspect this was attributed to running. Please advise. Using orthotics. ?

Rest & see foot doc: Ankle pain after changing activity can be due to tendonitis or shin splints. It's hard to say for sure, because we need to know how long you've had it, how long you've been running, etc. Did you orthotics or are you asking if you should? See your doc or a podiatrist to figure out what's going on. Back off some of the running and don't do it if it hurts. Stretch well before and after, always! ...Read more

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Can bowstringing of ant tib tendon after fasciotomy be surgically corrected or will I need orthotics or ankle fusion? If can be fixed, how?

Can bowstringing of ant tib tendon after fasciotomy be surgically corrected or will I need orthotics or ankle fusion? If can be fixed, how?

Time sensitive: Your longterm treatment options are very dependent on how long after the fasciotomy you have the tendon corrected or addressed. See a podiatrist soon for evaluation. ...Read more