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Orthotics support for your foot’s natural position

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

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 exercises

Your heel pain is caused by a traction injury with some inflammation of the tissues of the heel and the underside of the foot. HandsOn2-s5-Plantar-Fasciitis-ExerciseSheet Source Arthritis Research … 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

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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