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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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Will I get hip pain if my orthotics don't fit right?

Will I get hip pain if my orthotics don't fit right?

You shouldn't: Orthotics are designed to provide balance and stability. Properly designed they make your pelvis level and even to the ground and therefore should relieve hip and low back pain. Don't settle for less. Gait analysis is the key to providing postural stability. ...Read more

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I wear orthotics 4 overpronationFLATFEET ALSO have acquired lax ankleKNEE ligaments from activities.Must I wear orthotics or hip,knee joints loosen?

I wear orthotics 4 overpronationFLATFEET ALSO have acquired lax ankleKNEE ligaments from activities.Must I wear orthotics or hip,knee joints loosen?

Not necessarily: It depends in part on the degree of the problem. There are running shoes that are anti pronation and can be a lot simpler than wearing an orthotic if your condition is not too severe. Discuss your specific case with your md to go through all treatment options. ...Read more

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Will orthotics help straighten out my legs?

Will orthotics help straighten out my legs?

Yes and No: The bone in the leg will not change shape especially if the bone is mature however, if you are pronating your foot and causing torque on the legs, wearing orthotics may help to realign the foot to the leg and reduce the deformity ie knock knees. So although orthotics can't literally straighten the leg they can help reduce deformity caused by fallen arches and other foot deformities. ...Read more

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What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

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

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When do people benefit from orthotics?

When do people benefit from  orthotics?

Instability : People with unstable foot mechanics will benefit from custom foot orthotics. This may be a flat foot or one with a high arch. An orthotic provides stability and efficiency to the lower extremity. ...Read more

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What can I do to clean my custom soft orthotics?

See below: Usually a damp sponge with a mild soap. When in doubt call your doctor. ...Read more

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How much does it typically cost for custom orthotics?

Big Bucks..: It depends on the material and design. Figure 300.00- 500.00. Some may be slightly under and some over. ...Read more

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Hey docs, just wanted to know if I could wear my orthotics to bed?

Why?: You could if you tape them to your feet. Works well if you sleep walk without shoes.....Honestly, orthotics are functional. If you have no function, don't need them. ...Read more