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Orthotics And Running
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
How often should I replace my custom orthotics? As often as my running shoes? I feel like they aren't doing their job as well as used to.
Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe
Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more
4 overpronation podiatrist said to wear over-the-counter orthotics not custom made. Should wear straight lasts. Do not do any running.
Should physical training from an osteo help with chronic Achilles soreness? Mostly happens the day after running. I wear orthotics.
Not sure: Im not sure what type of training from an osteo you are doing. Usually the problem can be calmed with physical therapy modalities, ice and nsaids if it always happens after running you may need to change your shoes, run less or work more on calf/ achilles stretching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Podiatrist question.I wear orthotics 4 overpronation/ff. Can I wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Better just a regular shoe?
What's the likely cause of pain in the back of my heels after explosive movements (running, jumping)? I've tried rest, orthotics, stretching, etc.
How often should one replace their orthotics and also what is a good link or literature about proper running technique? Heel / toe strike w/Low arch
Orthotics/Running: Barbara, I prefer with plastic based orthotic devices a 10 year replacement. Also, check out videos on Chi Running. It is very very similar to what we teach our runners. Dr Rich Blake http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2015/08/chi-running-concept-of-smooth-running.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best things to do for healing a torn calf muscle from running? I have orthotics n ben soaking in epsom salt as well.
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