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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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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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Pain in the inside of my lower leg even after wearing orthotics for 7 months, is that expected?

Pain in the inside of my lower leg even after wearing orthotics for 7 months, is that expected?

Consider: Consider being seen by an osteopathic physician. Osteopathic physicians have additional training in the musculoskeletal system and may be able to find the root of the problem or offer additional treatment or therapy (to include osteopathic manipulative medicine)depending on what is found on physical exam and further review of the history. ...Read more

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Plantar fascists what can you do for the pain in foot and leg / calf. Will custom custom orthotics make it go away?

ESWT/Orthotics/Shoes: So depending on how long you have suffered from the plantar fasciitis stretching exercises can be helpful. If it is a chronic problem look into extracorporeal shock wave therapy. That combined with new shoe gear and custom orthotics have achieved the best results in my experience. ...Read more

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6 yr old overpronated ankles. Has orthotic inserts, physical therapy. Right leg is starting to bow, pain in calves/knee ankle gives out frequently!

6 yr old overpronated ankles. Has orthotic inserts, physical therapy. Right leg is starting to bow, pain in calves/knee ankle gives out frequently!

See orthopedic docto: F0r 6 yrs old with over proinated ankles,orthotic and,physical therapy may not be enough anddeveloping bow leg , he should be seen ,examined by orthopedic doctor and x-ray of both ankles and foot , to study the bones placement and position with adjacent bone . He may be needing surgical treatment to correct the deformity ...Read more

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Can custom orthodics cause me upper leg and inner thigh pain when standing or walking. Pain for a week so far.

Can custom orthodics cause me upper leg and inner thigh pain when standing or walking. Pain for a week so far.

Yes.: Biomechanical orthotics change how the muscles in your feet and legs function during the gait cycle. For this reason, we instruct our patients to break in a new pair of orthotics over time, so as to not put too much strain on the muscles. Another answer is they might need to be adjusted. Talk to the doctor who prescribed them, who may also give you stretching exercises to do. ...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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