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Unlikely, but...: It depends on the orthotic material. Some orthotics could be modified with the help of a small oven or the heat gun. The heat from those allows them to be corrected by re-molding them. However, the hair dryer may not be hot enough for the vast majority of the good quality materials used in the orthotic manufacturing. ...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
Hairdryer/orthotic: It's unlikely that a standard hairdryer will generate enough heat to make adjusting an orthotic possible. However a better question would be are you trying to make an adjustment yourself? I would recommend you see the prescribing physician for any adjustments. There is a science involved that goes beyond just heating and bending the device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?
Specialized labs.: While a number of different types of medical professionals prescribe orthotics, and take foot impressions, most are probably made at independent labs and sent back to the prescribing professional for dispensing to the patient. I would guess that very few professionals personally make the orthotics on site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers