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Frequently asked questions

The stages of knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that often affects the knee. In the first stage, symptoms are mild, but by the fourth, a person may need surgery. Conservative biomechanical strategies for knee osteoarthritis. Paulo … READ MORE

Do I need foot orthotics? What kind?

Many people come to my office complaining of foot pain from conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, a pinched nerve (neuroma), or heel pain (plantar fasciitis). I perform a thorough evaluation and examination, and together we review … READ MORE

Flat head syndrome – what is it?

The term Flat Head Syndrome is another term for Plagiocephaly. Plagiocephaly is a blanket word for covering three different types of flattening on a child’s head. Align Clinics, Cardiff UK by Lisa Williams, Align Clinics March  … READ MORE

What is positional plagiocephaly?

Positional plagiocephaly is a deformation of the bones of the skull that produces a characteristic asymmetry of the head. Why is it called positional plagiocephaly? There are many terms used to describe this condition including … READ MORE

What to know about supination of the foot

Supination and pronation are parts of a stride. Supination occurs when weight is placed on the outside of the foot while walking or running. When the opposite happens, and a person shifts their weight from the heel to the forefoot, it … READ MORE

What is tendinosis?

Tendinosis is a chronic tendon injury. It is a common condition but is often misdiagnosed as tendinitis. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from … READ MORE

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. Overpronation is when the arches of the foot roll inward or downward when walking, … READ MORE

Do orthotics for foot injuries really work?

As baby boomers age and continue to participate in sports, more and more are suffering from foot injuries, such as plantar fasciitis and hallux valgus. And researchers have proposed the inserts as treatments for back, hip, knee and … READ MORE

Steps in the knee rehab cycle

Rehabilitation of the knee is not always a straight line process. Things may improve, and then seem to go backwards. Things may go well, and then a stumble and fall may set the whole process back. By Dr Sheila Strover, Knee … READ MORE

Pectus carinatum FAQs

Tap a question How common is Pectus carinatum? Pectus carinatum occurs in approximately 1 to 2 people in 3,000 and occurs more commonly in males. Has your clinic seen many pectus carinatum cases? Braceworks regularly treats patients … READ MORE

Knee replacement FAQs

Tap a question What causes OA? Factors that may lead to OA include: weight gain, advancing age and joint injury. What is OA of the knee? The knee joint includes the patella (kneecap), the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shinbone). … READ MORE

Osteoarthritis of the knee FAQs

Tap a question What causes OA? Factors that may lead to OA include: weight gain, advancing age and joint injury. What is OA of the knee? The knee joint includes the patella (kneecap), the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shinbone). … 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

Scoliosis FAQs

Tap a question What Is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways (lateral) curve of the spine, usually developing in early adolescence. About 80% of scoliosis is idiopathic which means that the cause is unknown. 1 to 2 of every 100 people … READ MORE

AFO wear and care FAQs

Tap a question About your child’s new AFOs Your child should wear their Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFOs) during the day with their shoes. Walking barefoot after a bath or in the evening will do no harm. Your child may feel uncomfortable … READ MORE
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