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Are There Side Effects Of Orthotics
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
I only used ankle brace for 10 minutes. When I took it off, I got pain in left arch and side of foot above arch. I am flatfooted and wear orthotics.
I'm not sure why : You tried the ankle brace at all..was there an ankle injury? I your posterior tibial tendon hurting? ...Read more
Ankle pain on both sides. Doc said injury caused by strain due to walking. Does wearing orthotics cause more long term problems or weaken muscles?
Depends: First, we don't know whether you actually need orthotic devices or not, . In my experience, many people who are prescribed orthoses either don't need them, or are prescribed the wrong ones. Assuming you do need them, it is best to wean into them slowly, as it can take a while to get acclimated . If they continue to hurt you need to get them adjusted, or get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They CAN be great!: Keep in mind that they are an over-the-counter product, but they can be very good for your feet. Their thinthotic can be heat molded to give more (or less) arch that it come in the package. Their newer line of polysorb total support has really surprised me in how beneficial it can be. They have a large number of products and I have found them to be all some patients need. Good replacement insoles! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't really compare: They are both great specialties but focus on different aspects. The DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will focus on restoring function and maintaining independence and in some cases the Orhtotist/Prosthetist creates the functional and structural devices that may be necessary to help do that. ...Read more
I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. I just paid $400?
Does icing helps Planters Fibroma? was wearing unsupportive sneakers for a long time ( ugh) I finally bought good sneakers and orthotics.
No.: Fibromas if they are painful usually need surgical excision. Injections with cortisone can sometimes help. ...Read more
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