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If you wear orthotics for flat acquired flat feet[fallen arches] is this smart, or a bad idea?

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In brief: If prescribed smart

If prescribed by your foot specialist after care full evaluation of the cause it is smart, if you are using on your own with out knowing the cause of this acquired flat feet then it is not a good idea.

In brief: If prescribed smart

If prescribed by your foot specialist after care full evaluation of the cause it is smart, if you are using on your own with out knowing the cause of this acquired flat feet then it is not a good idea.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
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In brief: Smart

It only helps to retore some joint alignment, which rarely hurts anyone (as long as they are correctly fitted and designed for your condition).

In brief: Smart

It only helps to retore some joint alignment, which rarely hurts anyone (as long as they are correctly fitted and designed for your condition).
Dr. Jay Ryan
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry

In brief: Custom made

Otc inserts may help but not structurally sound and not durable.
It is important to take weight bearing x-ray s to assess deformity. Custom form fitted orthotics will offer the most support for 2 years before need for new ones.

In brief: Custom made

Otc inserts may help but not structurally sound and not durable.
It is important to take weight bearing x-ray s to assess deformity. Custom form fitted orthotics will offer the most support for 2 years before need for new ones.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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