Footcare:Basic Facts about Orthotics

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Basic Facts about Orthotics

Many of us wear orthotics to help maintain the foot in a functionally correct position. They can help cure lower extremity ailments and are often prescribed for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, knee pain, shin splints, lower-back pain, Morton’s neuromas, and other conditions. Orthotics can correct gait irregularities and provide support for flat feet and pronation problems. They can also relieve pressure by providing support behind a problem area such as a callous, neuroma, or metatarsal injury. Mal-alignment problems such as leg-length inequality can also be helped.

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