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Do I Need Different Kinds Of Orthotics Made Depending On My Sport
Commonly, yes: Most labs provide sport specific orthotics. I believe that neutral foot position is neutral foot position and therefore use a device that i believe keeps the foot in neutral reguardless of activity. So the answer is no. The right orthotic works to keep the foot functional in a variety of positions reguardless of activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 need to find a podiatrist to heat adjust my orthotics. My physician of 20 years suddenly became ill 2 weeks ago and closed his practice , and passed away this week. I have 2 pair of casted orthotics - they are labeled 3.0 sport system from pal health
12yr old son, flat feet, over pronation, wears orthotics, had shin splits, stress fractures, now has paroneal tendonitis, can sports doctor help him?
Maybe : Or a pediatric orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Canvas sneakers off the rack supportive enough for mild overpronationbunion (custom made orthotic not recommended) what kind of shoes to look for?
Hi! Which kind of orthotics are most efective for bunions? Is there any brand/product you would recommend?
Brands: suspect that one or more of the podiatrist will give you input about what to look for to help with the bunions. But regarding brands - Healthtap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care. ...Read more
I keep getting spurs, but not the kind on bottom of heel but the back of heel and pain at times. Difficult to lay down. I wear orthotics.
Achilles tendinitis: Although I am not a podiatrist/foot specialist, it sounds like you are describing a bone spur on the back of the heel where the achilles tendon inserts. When the calf muscle is tight it pulls on the insertion in the back of the heel and the body compensates by laying down more bone at the attachment=bone spur. Ice 20 min, cushion, and gentle calf stretches may help. Consult your MD re: NSAIDs ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Off rack canvas sneakers supportive enough for mild overpronation (use over counter orthotic custom not recommended) what kind of shoes to look for?
For this: You need to consult a podiatrist. The shoe you describe is probably not adequate for your needs. ...Read more
Custom orthotics: As with many things in life, there is good, better, best. This is true for orthotics too. Custom orthotics are by far the best. Make sure that your podiatrist uses plaster to cast your feet in the "subtalar joint neutral position" so you will receive orthotics that correct abnormal biomechanics. Over-the-counter arch supports are made for the "average" foot and the arch will be too low for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of shoes to wear w orthotics for overpronation? Many women's shoes slip up & down at back esp. When original footbed is replaced w orthotic.
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
Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.
The orthotic is : More important than the sneaker type in my opinoin. If your orthotic is well made and controls the hyperpronation this is most important. ...Read more
Ok to wear tape,wrap,brace,etc. for flat feet/overpronation when not wearing orthotics w shoes? What kind 2 wear? Can wear too much?
Does it hurt?: Do your feet hurt? YOu can try taking out orthotics. you may not need them. you can work on ankle strength and foot strength instead. where are you located, i can recommend a doc? or you can find me on concierge. you want to see sports medicine. check out amssm.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have over pronation, i remove footbeds & use orthotics. Many women's shoes slip up & down at heel. Recommend type of shoes to wear.
Shoes: Very common complaint among women. Unfortunately the best shoes for orthotics have a strong heel counter and some closure, either lace, velcro or strap ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1 foot arch much lower than other. Can't afford custom orthotics. Will dr scholls machine tell if feet are different to buy 2 different supports?
Be seen: You may want to be seen. The bigger question is really why one arch is higher than the other and are orthotics for that even appropriate. It is unusual for one arch to be higher than the other without something being wrong with one or both if the feet. Tarsal coalition is just one example if this and in general an orthotic would not be real helpful. ...Read more
What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do i need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?
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