Three basic questions about orthotics
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Furthermore, in taking care of your feet, you should also consider using the <a>right pair of shoes</a> 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 <a>type of foot you have</a>.

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  • If you have the chance to get to thebeach try to check your foot prints. Youknow your foot is normal when the curvefrom the heel to the ball is only to aminimal. But if there’s no curve or it’s tooshallow, then you are low or flat footed.If the heel does not connect up to theball, this means the curve is deep andthat you have a high arched foot.
  • “According to research2/3 of the populationare either flat footed orhigh arched.” View slide
  • Next, check the ankles of your feet usinga mirror. Observe if your ankles rollinwards, or does your knees cave in, andare calluses easy to grow in your foot.You might be having bunions, soreankles, heel pain. View slide
  • The use of orthotics adhere the manyfoot problems that a certain patient issuffering. It can help correct certaindisorders and ease away the paindramatically.
  • First the molding plaster is poured intothe fiber glass cast which was createdduring your appointment. The fiber glasscast or the foam impression takes theshape of your feet (also called thenegative cast) which will then be used tomake the positive plaster cast.
  • When the plaster hardens the negativecast is then removed. Then the Orthotistprepares the marked shape on the castand scrape it off. Once finished, theplaster is then finished with a smoothsand paper.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  • The last step in making your orthoticinsoles is making the finishing touches.The Orthotist marks the trim line wherethe technician will use a guide. It is thensmooth finished using two sanding coneswith different grades.
  • It usually takes at least 5 days from yourfirst appointment. It is because, theprofessionals see to it that the orthoticinsole does what it is suppose to do andthat you have a fullknowledge of howto deal with it.
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