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Orthotic Shoes vs Custom Orthotics: Which One is Right for You?

By - Orthotics

A lot of foot and knee problems can bring severe pain and discomfort, making this very debilitating and disabling. Footwear manufacturers have thus come up with orthotic shoes, but can these off-the-shelf products be enough? How do they compare with custom orthotics? Let us look at the pros and cons of both. Orthotic Shoes Orthotic […]

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Foot and Knee Problems? It Might be Custom Orthotics that You Need

By - Foot and ankle pain and instability,Orthotics

Custom orthotics are shoe inserts specially designed for people experiencing severe foot problems. Their unique design is based on the result of the assessment of the patient’s gait, anatomy,  and the type of pain being experienced. Custom foot orthotics work by correcting the abnormal movement and position of foot and ankle joints. Furthermore, they help […]

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Ingrown Toenails: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

By - Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails or onychocryptosis is the redness and swelling of a person’s big toe. It occurs when the sides of the nail grow into the skin. As the sides or corners of the nails continue to grow and curl downward, they pierce the soft tissues of the flesh around the nails. Thus, bringing pain and discomfort to our […]

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Orthotics and Shoe Inserts: What you need to know about these foot treatment devices

By - Bunions,Diabetes and poor circulation (vascular disease),Flat Feet,Foot and ankle pain and instability,Hammer toes,Heel spurs & plantar fasciitis,Orthotics

Orthotics are medical devices that patients wear inside their shoes. A podiatrist often prescribes foot orthotics or foot orthoses to patients who have problems with how they stand, walk and run. Orthotic devices are also used to treat patients with foot pain caused by disorders such as arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis and diabetes. Most people have foot and leg issues […]

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Topographical Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle Lateral Aspect and Nerves of the Foot and Ankle

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As a podiatrist, it is very important to accurately identify the anatomy of the foot and ankle. As a podiatrist in Adelaide and a podiatric surgeon, Dr. Rob Hermann demonstrates a technique used to identify the lateral anatomy of the foot and ankle. The nerves of the foot and ankle are also identified. Using these […]

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