Orthotics Q&A

Guest Clinical Editor: Bijan Najafi, PhD
18,518 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2014
These expert panelists discuss the pros and cons of custom foot orthoses and their biomechanical benefits, whether ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) can prevent falls in older patients, and how to prescribe orthotics for older patients. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO
24,733 reads | 0 comments | 09/17/2013
These expert panelists share their approach to limb length discrepancies and the roles that orthotics and orthotic modifications can play in addressing these discrepancies. They also offer pearls on conservative care for Morton’s syndrome. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed
9,584 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/2013
Our expert panelists discuss the importance of biomechanics in their practices and expound on how to properly apply biomechanic principles with orthotics as well as how to remake devices when patients complain that the orthoses are not right for them. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM
21,895 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2013
Can orthoses have a positive impact for conditions such as Achilles tendinosis, posterior insertional spurs on the calcaneus and plantar fasciitis? Our esteemed panel weighs in with their perspectives. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM, FACFAS
45,262 reads | 0 comments | 03/25/2013
These expert panelists examine the role of orthoses in the management of common clinical presentations such as bunions, hammertoes and Morton’s neuromas. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Alona Kashanian, DPM
11,570 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/2013
Our expert panelists discuss the role of orthotics, orthotic modifications and other conservative solutions for pregnant women, female athletes and CEOs in dress shoes. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D’Amico, DPM
11,942 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2012
These experienced panelists discuss the unique challenges of fabricating orthotics and creating modifications for various types of sports, high heels and Morton’s neuroma. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D'Amico, DPM
12,503 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2012
Given the common presentation of limb asymmetry, these panelists describe how leg length discrepancy affects orthotic prescription. They also offer insights on effective orthotic management of patients with heel pain. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Denise Freeman, DPM
17,779 reads | 1 comments | 05/23/2012
Our expert panelists discuss the pre-casting workup for orthotics, the advantages of plaster casting and the importance of checking range of motion. They also offer pointers on what you should look for before sending casts to the lab and troubleshooting when patients say their orthotics are not working correctly. | Continue reading
Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM
10,400 reads | 0 comments | 03/28/2012
These expert panelists explore the efficacy of orthoses for hallux limitus, the impact of orthotic devices on the kinetic chain and key considerations with topcovers. | Continue reading