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https://www.alexanderschool.edu.au/single-post/2018/05/19/Are-orthotics-useful

https://www.smh.com.au/national/expensive-orthotics-no-better-than-a-sham-review-finds-20180331-p4z788.html

There's no solid evidence for orthotics for most of the conditions they're prescribed for. They are good for rheumatoid arthritis and for high arches.

For other conditions, improved coordination can be a more effective solution.

Personally, I've only gotten plantar fasciitis from a chi gung exercise called swimming dragon, which I solved by not doing swimming dragon. However, I didn't have the problem with the exercise when I was younger, so maybe I should take a serious look at how I'm doing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOX50Y7dso

https://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Dragon-Chinese-Fitness-Beautiful/dp/0882680633

Also, I cleared up flat feet for a while by doing an exercise about the relationship between hips and ankles from _Running with the Whole Body. I need to get back to that.

https://www.amazon.com/Running-Whole-Body-30-Day-Program/dp/1556432267

Date: 2018-05-19 05:35 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
You are making blanket assertions about orthotics without sufficient medical knowledge of all situations in which they are used, such as having them on one foot instead of both to help straighten the hips and spine in mild scoliosis. Your own experience is one data point. It is not the general rule for everyone. When you get your doctorate in podiatry, you can change the way it's done now.
Edited Date: 2018-05-19 05:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-05-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
dcseain: Cast shot of me playing my violin in role of minstrel in the Two Gentlemen of Verona (Default)
From: [personal profile] dcseain
Kindness and lack of condescension go a long way in helping peolpe presume good will on one's part.

That said, she never claimed to be practicing medicine, she provided links covering your criticisms about other uses for orthotics. She carefully and clearly spoke only of her own experiences.

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