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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 accidentally stepped on top of a belt buckle over the ball of my foot for a few seconds. I was wearing supportive shoes with orthotics at the time.

I accidentally stepped on top of a belt buckle over the ball of my foot for a few seconds. I was wearing supportive shoes with orthotics at the time.

I am unsure what the: question is? Are you hurting? Did the buckle penetrate the shoe or the orthotics; and did it cut into the foot? Kindly re-ask the question, explaining how it is affecting you??? ...Read more

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Had Tenex surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!

Had Tenex surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!

Many options: Shock waver treatment is effective in about 75% oif cases. Platelet rerich plasma ( prp) has been shown in at least one study to be more effective than steroid injections. Ultimate treatment ios surgery which is aboiut 85% sucessful. ...Read more

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B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis. No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?

Second opinion: There are a number of more involved options for plantar fasciitis that does not respond to traditional treatments including orthotics and injections as you have had; among these options is surgery. You might consider getting a second opinion as well. Tarsal tunnel syndrome could potentially explain the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. I just paid $400?

Untrue: That is absolutely untrue. Whether you use a cast, foam box or scanner, does not matter. It is the person positioning the foot that matters. ...Read more

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I got heel pain after steping over a crack on sidewalk. Because I wear hard orthotic. I can't put padding over that area. How to treat the pain?

I got heel pain after steping over a crack on sidewalk.  Because I wear hard orthotic.  I can't put padding over that area.  How to treat the pain?

Rest: You did not say if swelling or a bruise but in general since you cannot pad with shoes then when you can elevate the foot and apply ice to the area. You should keep the ice (or frozen pea bag) using a towel or cloth between your skin and the ice, for about 15 min every 2-3 hours. You should start to get better by the third day. If the pain gets worse you need to be checked. ...Read more

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I have a "stone bruise" in my heel, accident stepping on something. Was wearing shoes. Have sprain ankle of same foot. Can't wear brace and orthotic?

I have a "stone bruise" in my heel, accident stepping on something. Was wearing shoes. Have sprain ankle of same foot. Can't wear brace and orthotic?

Heal pad, ice massa: Consider heal pads , heal cups, ice massage. When we look at your medication profile and procedures there may be more going on and you need to discuss other options or diagnoses with your physician. ...Read more

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How to have orthotics made?

Podiatrist.: See a podiatrist. You should have a custom molded plaster of paris cast applied while you are sitting or laying supine, not standing. ...Read more

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How effective are orthotics?

Very Effective: Most of my patient do well with orthotics. We can treat a variety of foot and gait problems effectivly with orthotics. ...Read more

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