Archive for July, 2012


Plantar Fasciitis and Orthotics

    Plantar fasciitis is an affliction so painful and debilitating that I wouldn’t wish it on the worst of enemies. It is the type of injury that can strike anyone, though it afflicts runners in disproportionately high numbers. And while at-home treatments can reduce discomfort to a certain degree working on your running technique [...]

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Evidence of Foot Orthotics in Medical Literature

Foot Orthotics and Patient Satisfaction: Several studies have been conducted to determine the level of satisfaction patients experienced with their orthotics in terms of both comfort and effectiveness. Here are the results: 2004: A survey pertaining to custom foot orthotics being used for over one year was given to 275 patients. It was found that most [...]

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Orthotics and Over Pronation

  Experienced runners are usually all too familiar with the accompanying aches and pains that develop in the feet, knees, hips and/or the lower back. Runners often experience the following conditions:   Plantar fasciitis achilles tendinitis IT-band syndrome Meniscus tears, Runner’s knee Bursitis of the hip or knee patellofermoral pain syndrome chondromalacia patella lower back [...]

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Supination and Orthotics

  People are often attracting to running because it’s a natural movement that we’re all familiar with, it doesn’t require much gear, and you can run almost anywhere. As you spend more time running, however, you become much more aware of the ways in which your technique, form, and breathing patterns affect your performance. Unfortunately, [...]

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Flat Feet and Orthotics

      Pes planus (PP) is the complete loss of the arch of the foot. When this occurs the sole of the foot comes into either complete—or almost complete—contact with the ground. There are several factors that can contribute to the development of flat feet but treatment is generally pursued only if the arches [...]

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