What is Orthotics?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Shoe inserts/heels Custom Orthotics

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Orthotics is an allied health care medical profession or field that is concerned with the design, development, fitting and manufacturing of orthoses, which are devices that support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities of the human body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 12 11
Plantar fasciitis 9 2
Improve mobility 6 1
Bunion 5 9
Pain in feet 5 0
Plantar fasciitis (painful foot) 4 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
3
Mild
5
None
17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Orthotics

Side effect Patients
Nerve pain in legs 1
Neuropathic pain in feet and legs 1
Numbness 1
Pain 1
Pain in knees 1
Sweating when pain increases 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Orthotics

Dosage Patients
daily 5
as needed 2
8 hr daily 1
15 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Orthotics

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Other 7
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped using Orthotics

Duration

Currently using Orthotics

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 6

Stopped using Orthotics

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 11
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 20
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3 patient evaluations for Orthotics

Jan 10, 2013 (Started Jan 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in knees)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: These work when I want to exercise especially in the cold. If my knee gets to hot and sweats my impression is that it tires and I can't control it that well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right foot)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right foot)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 4, 2008 (Started Jun 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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