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

AOFAS) in Seattle also conducted a two-year prospective randomized national study on the treatment of heel pain. The study also found inexpensive off-the-shelf shoe inserts to be more effective than custom plastic arch supports in the initial treatment of heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. This finding could potentially save more than $200 million in health care costs annually.

The Footminders product line includes prefabricated orthotic insoles designed to correct biomechanical imbalances of the foot such as over-pronation due to flat feet or fallen arches. This condition can result in serious foot problems over time, such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, shin splints, metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain), among others.

Paula Mills-Howell, a Footminders customer from San Jose, California, raves about their products. "I have extremely flat feet and suffered from heel pain due to plantar fasciitis for years. Initially I used a set of $400 custom plastic insoles that my podiatrist recommended. They gave me some relief, but my feet still bothered me. I tried the Footminders products on a friend's recommendation, and I could tell a huge difference after only 5 days. Now I have a set for every pair of shoes; I can't take a single step without my insoles."

For more information on the potential consequences of over-pronation, and how orthotics may help in preventing and relieving serious foot problems, visit their website www.footminders.com.

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