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by Jerome Princy (2019-11-18)

Who needs orthotics? Anyone Keravita Pro Review who wears a shoe and walks, jogs, runs on man-made surfaces. A custom orthotic can address the subtle differences in your feet and the structural differences in your bones that occurred during development. You may not realize how bad you feel until the issues are corrected. These slight differences over time could add up to pain and compensation in your body. The device should be able to capture the foot in its functional range, not just a static imprint of how you sit or stand. Most companies claim that they offer "custom" orthotic devices, but the methods used to cast the foot are flawed. Some companies will have you step into some foam to get an imprint of your foot, this looks impressive, however it is an imprint of what is incorrect! Others will have you lie on your stomach with your feet over the edge of the table and use plaster to cast your foot. There is a problem with this method. The cast will have a huge curve in the arch that may be over-corrective and force the foot into a supinatory position. This non-weight bearing cast will not address weight bearing problems. If you have pain in the feet when you are not standing, then this technique may help you. There are other companies that will cast your foot while sitting, placing the foot in neutral (the position it should be in). The correction that these companies make is to overcorrect the arch, building it up much higher than it needs to be. Our office uses an orthotics lab based in Idaho Springs, CO. Extreme Footwerks is run by a Certified Pedorthists who is also an expert in lower body biomechanics. The difference between these orthotics and other so called custom orthotics has a lot to do with the process that goes along with casting. Not only do you have a foam cast taken of your foot while semi-weight bearing with the entire lower extremity and foot placed in neutral, there is also a functional exam that takes approximately 30 minutes which includes a gait analysis that looks at each individual segment from the foot to the pelvis and how they interact. Lastly a pressure print of your foot is taken to see how you distribute your weight when you walk.