Re: orthotics

Hi Lori,
I too am a runner and I too have the need for orthotics. The doctor is right that the orthotic is meant to replace the shoe insert. My issue is the use of a rigid(ie: plastic) orthotic. The foot is meant to be a shock absorber and therefore, needs to be flexible. A rigid orthotic eliminates flexibility and shock absorption so those forces are now transferred up to the next joint and so on. There are flexible orthotics that allow for normal motion of the foot but act to block excessive motion which maintains the foots normal function. FootLevelers makes and excellent line of custom orthotics. Ask your DC to order them for you. Good luck!

Posted By KDS on October 10, 2007 at 21:02:21:

In Reply to: orthotics posted by lori temanson on August 15, 2007 at 12:59:29:

Constructed of comfortable laminated felt, which allows for trimming and contour for a custom fit.

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