What is Foot orthotics?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

Foot orthotics are orthopedic devices used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in ankles 18 4
Back pain 8 0
Pain in feet 3 4
Congenital flat feet 2 0
Flat feet (pes planus) 2 2

Show all 24 reasons taken


  • 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 3
Mild 5
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Foot orthotics

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 2
Knots in muscles 1
Pain in feet 1
Pain in right foot 1
Pain in toes 1
Soreness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Foot orthotics

Dosage Patients
daily 6
2 other daily 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Foot orthotics

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped using Foot orthotics

Duration

Currently using Foot orthotics

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Foot orthotics

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 16
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2 patient evaluations for Foot orthotics

Dec 20, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right foot)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2008 (Started Jul 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in ankles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily
Advice & Tips: lower depth shoes usually allow for the extra room you might need in the show so that your foot does not feel wedged into the shoe
Side effects: uncomfortable

  • 0 helpful marks
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