Features April 2010 Issue

Foot Pain? See an Orthotist

The prescription may be pricier than an over-the-counter product, but visiting this specialist can help keep you on your feet.

The foot is a complicated mechanism, comprising 33 joints, 26 bones, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. And the cumulative force on your feet that comes from an average day of walking can equal several hundred tons. With that kind of pressure, it’s no wonder that many people—particularly those with arthritis in their feet—find walking painful. Orthotics—the profession that specializes in the design, development, and fitting of special devices that support or correct musculoskeletal problems—can help.

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