Category Archives: Orthotics

I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?

Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center Almost every day people show up in my office with orthotics they just can’t wear. Some of these were made by doctors who claim that they are experts in making orthotics, and I … Continue reading

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Everybody Sells Orthotics but Few Adjust Them

Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center Several times a week people come into my office complaining about either a custom orthotics or an over-the-counter shoe insert. Usually the story goes that they spent a considerable amount of money … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications

By:  Dr. Gary Prant DPM On the outside chance that you don’t follow the MDDI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) Journal, I would like to tell you about something that I recently saw that was very exciting. The recent headline … Continue reading

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Are You a Throwback?

By Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center If you are the one in 13 people who have a flexible foot that bends in the middle– what we professionals call a “midtarsal break”– then according to physical anthropologist Dr. … Continue reading

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Could Flat Feet Be Causing Your Back Pain?

Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center In Podiatric Medical School we were taught that about 20% of low back pain was caused by foot problems – specifically excessive foot pronation. An article in the September 17, 2013 medical … Continue reading

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FAQ: Do I really need expensive custom orthotics?

Often the answer is no. Many people purchase shoe inserts from Dr. Scholl’s or even from Costco. And if you have a minor foot problem these can often do the job. But more often these inserts are a waste of … Continue reading

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