Almost every day people show up in my office with orthotics they just can’t wear. Some of these were made by doctors who claim that they are experts in making … Read More “I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?”
Everybody Sells Orthotics but Few Adjust Them
Several times a week people come into my office complaining about either a custom orthotics or an over-the-counter shoe insert. Usually, the story goes that they spent a considerable amount … Read More “Everybody Sells Orthotics but Few Adjust Them”
The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications
On the outside chance that you don’t follow the MDDI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) Journal, I would like to tell you about something that I recently saw that was … Read More “The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications”
Are You a Throwback?
If you are the one in 13 people who have a flexible foot that bends in the middle– what we professionals call a “midtarsal break”– then according to physical anthropologist … Read More “Are You a Throwback?”
Could Flat Feet Be Causing Your Back Pain?
In Podiatric Medical School we were taught that about 20% of low back pain was caused by foot problems – specifically excessive foot pronation. An article in September 17, 2013, … Read More “Could Flat Feet Be Causing Your Back Pain?”
FAQ: Do I really need expensive custom orthotics?
Often the answer is no. Many people purchase shoe inserts from Dr. Scholl’s or even from Costco. And if you have a minor foot problem these can often do the … Read More “FAQ: Do I really need expensive custom orthotics?”
Orthotics: When it’s okay to go without
Do I have to wear my orthotic all the time? This is the most common question patients ask when they receive new orthotics, or ort hopedic insert. It is an … Read More “Orthotics: When it’s okay to go without”