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Do You Know Your Foot Type?

“Knowledge is good”. That is the motto of the fictional “Faber College” in the movie “Animal House”. So it is in your best interest to learn what kind of foot-type you have. There is a big difference between a foot that is flat versus one that is rigid. Those kiosks that you see at the stores claim that they can fit you with a “custom-orthotic” when you step on a plate.

There is much more to it than that.

Medicine is an art just as much as it is a science and you can't produce a balanced foot until you have a lower extremity exam performed. A suitable patient-specific orthotic is then determined. By the way, there is much more to an “orthotic” than just “supporting the arch”. A good orthotic should be a comfortable material that balances the back and front of the foot. The kiosks can't do that with their products.

I invite any interested persons to make an appointment to have a “foot wellness exam”, in which the end result will be the knowledge of your foot-type. This will enable you to know what type of shoes to purchase as well. You will also be fitted with a “customized” orthotic so you will be able to walk and exercise with comfort. That is why my motto is “Start With Your Feet”.

Walk strong…with orthotics,

Doc Rick , DPM

#StartWithYourFeet | Holistic Podiatrist | Hollywood Florida

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