Re: Incorrect Orthotics

So no studies been done on prefabricated orthotics? Without studies, potentially they are dangerous and should come with a warning. What about a podiatrist who sells prefabricated orthotics?

I purchased the OTC orthotics from a podiatrist who sold them to me on my second visit. On the first visit, he taped my foot for plantar fascitis. On the second visit, 4 days later, after he heard the taping helped, he sold me the prefabricated orthotics and said to return if I had any problems. He did not bring up stretching exercises for the achilles tendon. Being new to orthotics, I thought problems meant problems with plantar fascitis, which the orthotics resolved. By the time I stopped dismissing the pain in my toes as arthritis and started SEEING changes in the foot, the damage had been done and the adult acquired foot deformity has rapidly progressed.

Posted By Babs on April 12, 2004 at 17:17:17:

In Reply to: Re: Incorrect Orthotics posted by Vivian Abrams DPM on April 11, 2004 at 20:31:43:

This soft padded night splint with contoured posterior shell provides passive dorsi flexion to address plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Shipped with toe wedge for additional stretch on plantar facia.

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