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What Are Orthotics? Orthotics are devices designed to align the foot and ankle in the most anatomically efficient position without surgery. Orthotics are similar to insoles, except they are custom-made to correct your foot imbalance. They reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into alignment, similar to how glasses work to reduce the strain on your eyes. Orthotics can include devices such as foot pads, shoe inserts, and ankle braces. Anyone with localized foot pain, bunions, arch, heel, leg, knee, hip, or back pain can use orthotics to help ease the pain. Can orthotics help with your foot problems? Keep on reading to find out how your foot health can be improved by using orthotics. Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It’s caused by trauma and stress to the heel and the gradual degeneration of the connective tissue…

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Massage therapy is known to be an effective and popular healthcare option to reduce stress and anxiety caused by many different factors. Massage therapy is used to manipulate the body tissues like the muscles, tendons, connective tissues, and ligaments that promote blood flow and improves flexibility. It’s used for relaxation purposes but can also be used to treat and rehabilitate injuries. When blood flow is improved, your overall health is also improved by providing the needed oxygen to all vital…

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Dealing with joint pain can be a difficult and frustrating part of the daily life of anyone that suffers from arthritis. After all, pain caused by arthritis can limit your range of motion and mobility, heavily impacting your day-to-day life. And it affects more people than you may realize; according to the Arthritis Foundation, about 54-million adults have arthritis as diagnosed by doctors. Arthritis is actually the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. Among these diagnosed…

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After suffering a knee injury, there are many different types of products available that can help stabilize and support the knee to prevent future damage and pain. The types and the styles of knee brace can vary widely, as they are made to aid in support of various knee conditions. However, learning how a knee brace works is one question that many patients ask before getting one for themselves. How Do Knee Support Braces Work? Many knee support products include…

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With the increase in those owning motor vehicles over the last few decades, car accidents have become a significant day-to-day occurrence on our roads. Most accidents happen so fast that they leave those involved in shock, and having difficulty remembering what happened, and without knowing what action to take next. Therefore, it is essential for anyone who drives a car to carry some tips with them on what exactly should be done immediately after a car crash, when confusion looms.…

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