When Dr. Huppin and Dr. Hale are prescribing your orthotics the most important consideration in how they are made is what the most current research indicates is the best orthotic for your specific condition. Studies show, for example, that orthotics for a person with plantar fasciitis should be very different than those for someone with chronic ankle sprains 1-2.
An orthotic prescription for plantar fasciitis, for example, would be a very different prescription that that for ankle instability. To learn how orthotics should be made for your specific condition, use the links below:
Our focus on evidence based medicine when prescribing is one of the primary reasons that orthotics from Dr. Huppin and Dr. Hale will usually work better than those you get elsewhere. You can read more here on why our orthotics work better.
The most effective foot orthotic therapy is based on a 1995 paper published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports medicine which described the “Tissue Stress Theory of Orthotic Therapy” 3. What this basically says is that our goal when prescribing orthtoics is to reduce stress on tissue that is being over-stressed. If you have too much pressure under the ball of your foot causing pain under the ball of the foot, neuromas or sesamoid pain, then our goal is to use the orthotic to transfer pressure elsewhere. If you have bunion pain, then our goal is to use the orthotic to free up the motion in the big toe joint so that the pain is alleviated.
Many other recent studies have helped to define exactly how orthotics should be prescribed to best relive stress and pain in conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, ankle pain, foot arthritis, knee conditions and many other foot and ankle conditions 4-7.
Contact us today to find out if there is an orthotic solution for your foot, ankle, knee, hip or back problem.