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Custom Molded 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 went to a foot doctor around 3 weeks ago and had a mold of my feet for custom orthodics. How long does it normally take to get them in?
A few: Some people have tried over-the-counter arch supports, and may find they meet their needs and not want more. Others have tried a few types and they might not have helped. Like no one eyeglass prescription fits all, neither do arch supports. See a podiatrist to see what's best for your need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I clean a pair of custom-made orthotics that started smelling (and possibly causing a rash)?
Most houselhold : Spray cleaners will take care of the orthotics that are plastic and with naugahyde topcovers, but if you're sensitive to cleanign products, use a damp cloth, perhaps made damp by a little soapy water. Never use anything involving heat, as this can alter the shape of the orthotic shell. ...Read more
What would be a simple way to help with an accessory navicular and over pronation at home with custom orthotics.
Not Simple.: I'm not sure what you are asking. Many people has an accessory navicular and have absolutely no symptoms. Are you having pain or are just wanting to control pronation. Seek the consult of a specialist to help determine just how to address you concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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