Three Basic Questions About Orthotics


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Furthermore, in taking care of your feet, you should also consider using the right pair of shoes for you and/or shoe inserts. In some cases, sweating of the foot maybe caused by inconvenience with the shoes that you are using depending on the type of foot you have.


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Questions About Orthotics : 

Questions About Orthotics Three Basic MyOrthoticReviews.Com

When will I use Orthotics? : 

When will I use Orthotics? If you have the chance to get to the beach try to check your foot prints. You know your foot is normal when the curve from the heel to the ball is only to a minimal. But if there’s no curve or it’s too shallow, then you are low or flat footed. If the heel does not connect up to the ball, this means the curve is deep and that you have a high arched foot.

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“According to research 2/3 of the population are either flat footed or high arched.”

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Next, check the ankles of your feet using a mirror. Observe if your ankles roll inwards, or does your knees cave in, and are calluses easy to grow in your foot. You might be having bunions, sore ankles, heel pain.

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The use of orthotics adhere the many foot problems that a certain patient is suffering. It can help correct certain disorders and ease away the pain dramatically.

How do they make Orthotics? : 

How do they make Orthotics? First the molding plaster is poured into the fiber glass cast which was created during your appointment. The fiber glass cast or the foam impression takes the shape of your feet (also called the negative cast) which will then be used to make the positive plaster cast.

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Step 2 When the plaster hardens the negative cast is then removed. Then the Orthotist prepares the marked shape on the cast and scrape it off. Once finished, the plaster is then finished with a smooth sand paper.

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Step 3 It is then heated in an oven at 180 degrees Celsius. The cast is placed on a vacuum stand and wrapped with a nylon stocking while inside the oven.  The foam or plastic is then carefully draped over the cast and stretched to form a seal. Then the vacuum is applied, pulling the material into close contact with the positive cast. It is then left to cool overnight.

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Step 4 Next the plastic is removed from the cast and the stocking is stripped.  In the final stage the orthotic is ground to the desired finish. The Orthotist pencils the trim line with a china marker and the technician uses it as a guide for finishing. Two different grades of sanding cones are used to produce the smooth finish.

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Step 5 The last step in making your orthotic insoles is making the finishing touches. The Orthotist marks the trim line where the technician will use a guide. It is then smooth finished using two sanding cones with different grades.

How long will it take before I can have my Orthotics? : 

How long will it take before I can have my Orthotics? It usually takes at least 5 days from your first appointment. It is because, the professionals see to it that the orthotic insole does what it is suppose to do and that you have a full knowledge of how to deal with it.

Follow up visits is a must so that you can assist your situation and make the right adjustments. : 

Follow up visits is a must so that you can assist your situation and make the right adjustments. MyOrthoticReviews.Com

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