Feet

Orthotics support for your foot’s natural position

Gout and the foot

Foot orthotics are suitable for gout attacks. Gout can be made more comfortable by wearing a soft supportive orthotic. This supports and cushions the foot and places less strain on the joints of the foot. Gout symptoms and treatment. … READ MORE

Orthotics part of arthritis treatment

Rheumatologists care for patients with assistive devices such as knee braces or foot orthotics. Although not involved in fitting patients with the appliances, rheumatologists still need to know how to manage these patients and … READ MORE

No need to ‘correct’ a flat foot

Gina Kolata published an excellent article in the New York Times that discusses what we do and do not know about how custom orthotics work. She interviewed renowned running biomechanists Benno Nigg, University of Calgary, and Joesph … READ MORE

Globotec Junior heel cup

Nestle young feet gently to improve balance, biomechanics and gait. Designed to treat indications of developmental delay, autism, downs syndrome and club foot. Covering material is skin friendly Alcantara®, which works with the … READ MORE

Rest assured, there is no ‘normal’ foot

Conventional wisdom assumed there was a normal foot position but recent research suggests there may not be a normal foot position. Benno Nigg. Jordan Siemens / Getty Images. At Braceworks, we treat medically diagnosed conditions … READ MORE

What is Plantar fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (say PLAN-ter-fash-ee-EYE-tis) is a common cause of pain in the heel of your foot. Your heel may hurt, feel hot, swell or turn red due to inflammation. The inflammation occurs in the … READ MORE

Foot and ankle conditions

Take a moment to discover something new about your feet. Whatever condition you’re suffering from, we’re here to help you take the next step to recovery. The Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Ohio posted a … READ MORE

Plantar fasciitis: How to heal the sole

For athletes, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. Strain to the fascia weakens it, causing pain and swelling in the heel. It … READ MORE

How 3D printing can take your pain away

Foot orthotics, those moulded insoles that reduce the stress of injury or genetic misalignment, are wondrous things. Acquiring them, though, can be troublesome. Patients wade through a hard-to-navigate, expensive maze of appointments, … READ MORE

Foot and ankle conditioning program

This foot and ankle conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for … READ MORE

Changes in multi-segment foot biomechanics

Figure 1. The semi-custom mouldable Softec Response orthotic used in the current study. Background Semi-custom foot orthoses (SCO) are thought to be a cost-effective alternative to custom-made devices. However, previous biomechanical … READ MORE

Some answers about foot orthotics

It’s one of those mysteries that has baffled runners and running doctors for decades: Why do orthotics work? University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic researchers examine effectiveness of shoe inserts, November 1, 2011. Orthotics … READ MORE
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