What Are Foot Orthotics?

A woman having orthotics fitted onto her shoe for arch support.

Foot orthotics, arch supports, insoles … these devices have just as many names as they have appearances. The problem for the consumer is: Am I getting what I need to make my foot or other pain go away? The first step is to make sure that you talk to your doctor about the problem you…

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The Ups and Downs of Rocker Soles

Running on treadmill wearing running shoes with rocker soles.

We are often asked about rocker soles and whether they are ‘right for me’. Certainly, rocker-soled shoes have been advertised as having great health benefits for toning muscles and aiding fitness, but is this fact or fiction? Rocker soles have been around for a long time as a feature in certain shoes, especially sports and…

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Will Plantar Fasciitis Ever Go Away?

Planter Fasciitis

Often, people ask whether conditions like Plantar Fasciitis will ever get better. Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse syndrome that can be started by several factors. It is never a cause; it is always an effect (caused by other factors), and there is much conflicting advice on how to deal with it. If you experience pain…

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