Turned in Ankles (Pronation)

Turned in Ankles (Pronation)

What is Pronation? Many of us have heard of or are familiar with the term pronation, but don’t understand what it means.  Per the Merriam-Webster dictionary, pronation: rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in...
Can Orthotics Help my Back Pain?

Can Orthotics Help my Back Pain?

Orthotics for back pain? You bet! Following up on last week’s blog on radiculopathy, I wanted to share some valuable information about using orthotics to help reduce back pain. This must be a timely subject because this subject was just covered in this month’s Men’s...
Can Orthotics Help Metatarsalgia?

Can Orthotics Help Metatarsalgia?

First of all, what is metatarsalgia? This word seems alien to most people, but in medical terminology metatarsalgia means metatarsal pain. Typically this means pain to the metatarsal heads, which are the ends of the metatarsal bones that make up the ‘ball’ of the...
Can Orthotics Help my Neuroma Pain?

Can Orthotics Help my Neuroma Pain?

Those of you who have had a neuroma know what it is: numbness, achiness, tingling, pins and needles, or sharp, shooting pain to the ‘ball’ of the foot or the toes. In its most painful presentation, sharp, throbbing pain it induced with nearly every step. This...
Can Orthotics Help my Bunion?

Can Orthotics Help my Bunion?

If you’ve been wondering what you can do about your bunion or how to alleviate associated pain, you may have considered if orthotics might be helpful: the answer is yes. But first, let us examine what is a bunion and what causes it. A bunion is a deviation of the big...

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