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Have acquired hypermobile joints + flat feet/overpronation. I wear orthotics, if do not wear them always can hypermobility worsen of knees, ankles etc

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Dr. Bradford Landry
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: No, but...

There is no good evidence that orthotics will ever "correct" an arch.
Not wearing these would not be expected to worsen any "hypermobility" of the ankles/knees/etc, but if they do reduce pain, then continuing to wear them when upright would be encouraged.

In brief: No, but...

There is no good evidence that orthotics will ever "correct" an arch.
Not wearing these would not be expected to worsen any "hypermobility" of the ankles/knees/etc, but if they do reduce pain, then continuing to wear them when upright would be encouraged.
Dr. Bradford Landry
Dr. Bradford Landry
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In brief: Yes

Having poor mechanics in your foot leads to increased stress on your knees, hips and back and can cause damage to them. Orthotics are designed to help correct these poor mechanics and decrease the stress on your joints.

In brief: Yes

Having poor mechanics in your foot leads to increased stress on your knees, hips and back and can cause damage to them. Orthotics are designed to help correct these poor mechanics and decrease the stress on your joints.
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Dr. Robert Hadfield
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

It's possible. If they help, wear them as often as possible.

In brief: Yes

It's possible. If they help, wear them as often as possible.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Dale Vancil
Flat feet and hyperpronation can lead to any number of lower extremity problems. There's a big difference tween arch supports and orthotics. Arch supports are exactly that, just arch supports. An orthotic, should change how you stand and function. Make sure you consult with the podiatrist to determine what type of devices you have. There are alternatives to orthotics including STJ arthroeriesis.
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