Foot Orthotics

Does a heavy running shoe slow you down?

In a famous study three decades ago, experimental biologists strapped a pair of 1.8-kilogram weights around the waists of volunteers and found that they only had to expend about 4 per cent more energy to maintain the … READ MORE

Out on a limb: The arch triumphs

The spring-like properties of the arch of the foot may improve running economy. Could the right footwear design help even more? New research from the University of Western Australia will put some extra spring in a … READ MORE

Custom foot orthotics

Any insole that offers an increased level of support is probably better than nothing, but the difference between a prefab [off the shelf] and a full custom orthotic is basically on a scale of varying levels of support … READ MORE

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 is an … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … READ MORE

Foot orthotics review

A consumer’s guide to the science and controversies of orthotics, special shoes, and other (allegedly) corrective foot devices.  by Paul Ingraham, Vancouver, Canada in PainScience.com December 22, 2014 Readers often … 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 … READ MORE
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