Tag Archive 'orthotics'

Superfeet Blue Orthotics

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Superfeet Premium Blue Insoles are multi-purpose prefabricated inserts designed to offer full arch support. Superfeet has a unique two component design to help provide lasting comfort & support. Factory made insoles just don’t compare. Superfeet Insoles help reduce the cause of foot, knee and back problems by maximizing comfort and improving shock [...]

I want to buy some inserts. What do you recommend?

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Insert: An insert is any device which will fit into a shoe. This can be a soft, cushioned insole you find at the drug store for $10, or it can be a custom made orthotic costing a couple hundred dollars at your doctor’s office. Soft insoles are flexible and add comfort and [...]

What Are Orthotics?

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Orthotics are not truly or solely “arch supports,” although some people use those words to describe them, and they perhaps can best be understood with those words in mind. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and [...]

Arch Collapse Video: How Orthotics Work

Sole Supports is an innovative manufacturer of orthotics. Their orthotics are designed to correct foot position, change foot posture and correct foot function during weight bearing activities. The video below demonstrates abnormal foot function and arch collapse, explains the MASS position theory and illustrates some common foot problems which develop as a result of abnormal [...]

Metatarsalgia: Cause of Ball of Foot Pain

Metatarsalgia (MET – tuh   tar – SAL – juh) is a catch-all term used to describe a number of conditions which cause pain in the ball of the foot. “Metatarsal” is the name for the long bones in the foot and the suffix “algia” means pain. This term appropriately describes the condition of pain [...]

Orthotics Help Hallux Limitus

Hallux limitus is a condition of limited motion at the great toe joint. When the great toe (hallux) has limited range of motion, the result is jamming of the joint. The repetitive jamming causes damage to the cartilage resulting in arthritis. The jamming also contributes to the development of spurring around the joint. The most [...]

Over-The-Counter Orthotics Decrease Foot Pain

A new study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association found over-the-counter orthotics increased arch height and decreased arch pain, bunion pain, knee pain and back pain. Orthotics are semi-rigid devices designed to control abnormal motion in the foot, support the arch and reduce pain associated with common foot problems. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

ARCH Molds Video

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Orthotics for Treatment of Heel Pain

Orthotics are devices designed to control abnormal motion in the foot. Custom orthotics are made by taking a mold of the foot, while prefabricated orthotics are based on foot size. Orthotics are a common treatment for patients with plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. The research to support the use of orthotics [...]

Orthoses Improve Walking after Stroke

British researchers analyzed 14 randomized controlled trials with 429 participants evaluating the effects of orthoses in people with stroke and other non-progressive brain lesions. They found that there was a significant and beneficial effect of lower limb orthoses on walking speed, walking step and stride length and weight distribution in standing. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

ARCHMolds Heat Moldable Insole

Top rated by Runner’s Magazine, Arch Molds Maximum Heat Moldable Insoles have many features: 3 mm of polyurethane cushioning for Maximum Shock Absorption deep, supportive heel cup anatomically correct arch heat moldable sub-layer Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Hiking and Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle is a small muscle which sits deep in the buttocks over the sciatic nerve. It’s action is to rotate the hip out (external rotation) and extend the thigh back. When the piriformis is tight, is in spasm or on stretch, it irritates the sciatic nerve, which send pain down the back of [...]