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Support: An orthotic may properly support your arch which can be helpful if you are having pain. The orthotic may also improve the biomechanics of your lower extremity. ...Read more
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
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 more
Depends: First, we don't know whether you actually need orthotic devices or not, . In my experience, many people who are prescribed orthoses either don't need them, or are prescribed the wrong ones. Assuming you do need them, it is best to wean into them slowly, as it can take a while to get acclimated. If they continue to hurt you need to get them adjusted, or get a second opinion. ...Read more
Yes: It takes time to properly "break in" your body to the orthotic. You typically want to wear the orthotic a short period of time each day, while gradually increasing the amount of time and activity. ...Read more
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Orthotics are merely a brace, therefore, they will only correct while you wear them. The question is then : what do they do when you don’t wear them? The answer is; they are only effective when they are in ones shoes.
They correct (if applied with the proper understanding of their function and the way they were made if custom) gait (the way you walk) and improve body symmetry at the ground level. ...Read more
A few: Some people have tried over-the-counter arch supports, and may find they meet their needs and not want more. Others have tried a few types and they might not have helped. Like no one eyeglass prescription fits all, neither do arch supports. See a podiatrist to see what's best for your need. ...Read more
Big Bucks..: It depends on the material and design. Figure 300.00- 500.00. Some may be slightly under and some over. ...Read more
Probably: Orthotics that are made with fairly hard material are very "controlling". If they tip your feet in the wrong direction, usually rolling inward, it can cause a lot of ankle, knee and foot pain. Soft, over the counter types of orthotics are of no help in my opinion. See a podiatrist for a good evaluation with some old shoes and your orthotics. ...Read more
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
I should have added that aside from the orthotics made specifically for me, what are the best orthotics on the market.
A host of reasons...: I cannot tell you the number of times that patients have come into the office with a bag full of orthotics, both custom and pre-fabricated. These patients were all told that the orthotics were just what they needed but proved to be unwearable for a whole host of various reasons. I tell you this because finding the best is not always as easy as it seems. ...Read more
I've worn the same orthotics for 2 yrs but they don't seem to be helping anymore, how can I relieve pain until I get a new pair?
You cant: These orthotics are likely to have taken you as far as they can. The orthotic provides progressive stability and when you have reached the amount of correction the orthotic provided you will either be done or looking for more correction. You are looking for more correction so. Don't hesitate, and fine someone locally that understands and can help. ...Read more
If using orthotics causes pain after wearing them for 1hr should I continue to try them or give it up tried using them for 5 days and ots no better?
Orthotic are design to help not heart you, they should be comfortable to wear, if you have problem please back to your orthotics' have make adjustments on it or change it.
Good luck. ...Read more
Orthotics: First be open minded and realistic about the type of shoes you expect the orthotic to fit in. You should bring a pair of shoes with you to your orthotic assesment so yoir doctor can get a sense of what style and type of shoe gear you wear. This will help make sure you get an orthotic that will be functional and that you will use and not sit tucked away in a draw. ...Read more
many of my patients have benefited from spenco total support gel insoles that rune $20 and can be found at any sporting goods store.
dr. Mark reed
placentia-linda foot & ankle group
drs. Mark and melanie reed
1275 rose drive, suite 136
placentia, ca 92870
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Determine: If it is the orthotic itself or is the orthotic causing the shoe itself to squeak. I think it is the shoe. ...Read more
Yes: Orthotics can help ankle problems. When a foot is moderatly to severly pronated it causes added stress to the ankle joints. By using a orthotic to stop the pronation it will help keep the ankle in better alignment. Orthotics also absorb shock. They can be benificial for helping relive ankle pain and problems. ...Read more
Can't really compare: They are both great specialties but focus on different aspects. The DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will focus on restoring function and maintaining independence and in some cases the Orhtotist/Prosthetist creates the functional and structural devices that may be necessary to help do that. ...Read more
Does icing helps Planters Fibroma? Was wearing unsupportive sneakers for a long time (ugh) I finally bought good sneakers and orthotics.
No.: Fibromas if they are painful usually need surgical excision. Injections with cortisone can sometimes help. ...Read more
Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. You need to see a podiatrist to have a cast taken. Don't use a cast where you step into a foam box- not accurate enough, either plaster or computer scan. The computer is not better than plaster- only neater. ...Read more
There is no ONE: Best shoe for orthotic support. Its more about quality and features. A shoe needs to be appropriate fir the activity; needs to fit and feel comfortable with the orthotic inside. Get the best quality you can afford and quality tends to cost more. ...Read more
See below: Whether your referring to orthopedic made shoes or orthotic inserts that go into any shoe both are indicated in redistributing abnormal pressures and or movements in the ankles or feet to prevent further pain or progressive degeneration of joints tendons muscles bones and even nerves and help stabilize a person's gait. ...Read more