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Millions in Potential Health Care Savings: Prefab Orthotics Found More Effective
Date:3/11/2009

Orthopedic research studies have concluded that inexpensive off-the-shelf orthotics are more effective for relieving heel and arch pain due to over-pronation than costly custom-made insoles , potentially resulting in significant health care savings for a large segment of the population. The foot care specialists at Footminders USA, in partnership with Footlogics Australia, have designed a line of prefabricated orthotic arch supports for cost-effective relief of many common foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia, and other lower-body ailments that typically result from over-pronation. After successfully relieving foot pain in millions of patients across Europe and Australia, Footminders is proud to introduce its line of foot care products to the USA and Canada markets.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2009 -- Many podiatrists and foot care specialty stores recommend expensive custom-made orthotics costing several hundreds of dollars for patients suffering from heel and arch pain due to plantar fasciitis and other common foot problems. However, these custom devices may not be necessary in most cases according to at least two separate orthopedic research studies. These studies consistently found that inexpensive off-the-shelf orthotic insoles are more effective than custom-made insoles in relieving foot pain.

Fred Salomon, foot care specialist at Footminders, explains the difference: "Custom orthotics are necessary when the patient presents substantial left/right asymmetry, or when the feet have fairly unusual shapes. These cases require the dedicated i
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