What is Custom Orthotics?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Orthotics

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
Plantar fasciitis 2 1
Burning pain in soles of feet 1 0
Congenital flat feet 1 0
Pain in knees 1 1
Pain in right foot 1 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Custom Orthotics

Side effect Patients
Sweating when pain increases 1

Why patients stopped taking Custom Orthotics

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Other 1
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Duration

Stopped using Custom Orthotics

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Custom 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
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