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How can you get orthotics insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents knowing?

How can you get orthotics insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents knowing?

Talk to your parents: I would not be ashamed or have any cause for anyone to want to hide something such as this from your parents. As a minor you would have to have a parent with you for a physician prescribed pair or orthoses. Good over the counter brands that you can find at sporting goods stores include superfeet or spenco. ...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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Hypermobile first ray in foot from overpronation. better for orthotics/insoles to raise the metatarsal/toe or leave them flat in line with the others?

Hypermobile first ray in foot from overpronation. better for orthotics/insoles to raise the metatarsal/toe or leave them flat in line with the others?

First Ray Hypermobil: First Ray hypermobility means that the arch side of your foot is loose and unstable typically due to overpronation. The treatment is to stabilize the foot by means of taping, shoe selection, foot exercises and some form of arch support (custom or OTC). Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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If I have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

If I have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

Brace: An orthotic won't help with a foot drop as it is a device that runs under the foot. The brace part extends up the leg and hence can help lift up the foot as the leg extends forward. ...Read more

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How to get orthotics ore insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents to know?

How to get orthotics ore insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents to know?

What's the secret? : Parents should be involved in the healthcare of a 13 year old..... ...Read more

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Wear 1/2 orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?

Wear 1/2  orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?

Metatarsal Cushion: Some of our patients need that extra room in their shoes because the big toe sticks up too much. Try a spenco insert for that extra cushion but cut out the area under the toes to give them more room. You can also try to add a hapad metatarsal support to the end of the orthotic device to attempt to take pressure off the metatarsals. www.hapad.com (get small adhesive met pads) dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better shoe insoles or orthotics?

Insoles vs orthotics: Both can be effective. I personally on my patients use insoles with better shoes first before i fabricate orthotics due to cost.. ...Read more

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How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

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 more

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Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.

Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.

Not so easy.: A very sensible approach. The problem is that the arch support design is really dependent on your foot structure. Without knowing that detail, advice on which support to use is difficult and many times wrong. Some supports are for higher arches and some for lower arches. Some are more flexible than others. Shoes need to have a removable insole so that a better fitting one can be fit. ...Read more

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What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and i'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

What type of foot doctor do I go to bring my daughter and son, whose feet are really flatfooted and i'm concern that it may cause severe abnormalities later on when they grow up. I went to some orthotics companies who prescribed them braces/insoles which

Review with your DR: Flat foot appearance in kids is common and may never bring symptoms in their lifetime. The transition through the teen years will give them a larger frame and muscle mass, requiring them to carry a relatively larger mass on their feet.At this point, symptoms may become evident & show the need for orthotics. I have seen little benefit over several decades in pretreating. ...Read more

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