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Why does an orthotic work instead of an exercise for hammertoe?

Hammertoes form when one or both joints of the small toes bend from weakness in your foot muscle. Diabetic nerve damage may cause the weakness. - NIH I've heard from fellow runners that wearing ...
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With orthotics, is there any objective way to know if your feet are being held in the right position?

I've had flat feet for years, but unfortunately, my parents didn't really know that this was an issue until it was pretty much too late to correct it. Now, as an adult, I've been trying to get back ...
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For fallen arches - supportive or flat shoes

Some podiatrists recommend well cushioned shoes with lots of support for people with fallen arches. However, some say that you should wear flat, firm shoes with no support so the foot muscles get ...
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What is the purpose of heelpieces?

Why do you need the heelpieces? Why did millions years of evoultion develop so short human heel that we need to extend it with the artificial one? What are the health implications of having shoes ...
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Orthotic inserts + athletes foot

With athletes foot, it's important to keep the feet dry. However, when wearing sandals, I can't use the "super feet" orthotic inserts that keep my feet from developing pain issues when I walk. I ...
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How can I create orthopedic insole/slipsole by my own means? [closed]

I want to try using orthopedic insole, but found them extremely expensive if one want to get an individual design for some pair of shoes. In my basic understanding it should not be difficult to create ...