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Do I need different kinds of orthotics made depending on my sport?

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 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 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

Find another : Podiatrist who can examine you and the orthotics to assess the situation. The podiatrist may adjust them as needed if he has the equipment. He may choose to send the devices back to pal or another lab to have adjustments made. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Hi! Which kind of orthotics are most efective for bunions? Is there any brand/product you would recommend? Best Regards! Ruca.

Hi! Which kind of orthotics are most efective for bunions? Is there any brand/product you would recommend? 

Best Regards!

Ruca.

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

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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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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?

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?

Orthotics: Switching the orthotics - whether they are custom or prefabricated - from shoe to shoe ensures they are there working for you. Different 'brands' do different things. See your podiatrist for the best advice with this . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

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 more

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