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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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Leg Length and Back Pain – Is There a Connection?

Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center Sometimes the popular press is ahead of medical practice. There was an article in Vogue magazine last month entitled “Uneven Ground” which the sub headline describes as, “slight imbalances in our bodies … 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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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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All Orthotics Are NOT Created Equal

By Dr. Gary Prant DPM Arbor Foot Health Center Almost every day we have a patient come into the office wearing Dr. Scholl’s insoles, which were selected by standing on a pressure mat in a store. The interesting thing is … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running in Austin: Comments from a Podiatrist

Barefoot running is one of the latest fads in the exercise world, and in Austin, where our residents are fans of outdoor activity; I am often asked my opinion on this controversial subject. In brief: There are too few studies … Continue reading

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