Orthotics Q&A

Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed
6,358 reads | 0 comments | 03/20/2014
These expert panelists expound on replacing orthoses, determining which type of orthoses to fabricate and what types of shoes patients should wear with orthoses. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Bijan Najafi, PhD
19,220 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
25,763 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
9,661 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
22,728 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
46,808 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
11,912 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
12,102 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
12,720 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
18,120 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