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orthotics

 [or-thot´iks]
the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks),
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopaedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

orthotics

(ôr-thŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.

or·thot′ist (ôr-thŏt′ĭst, ôr′thə-tĭst) n.
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orthotics

Podiatry
A device that is placed on the insole of shoes to either make them more comfortable and provide added support, or to modify a person’s balance in the shoe.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

orthotics

Arch supports, inner soles, inserts Podiatry A device placed on the insole of shoes to either make them more comfortable and provide added support, or to modify a person's balance in the shoe. Cf Orthoptics, see Vision therapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks)
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

orthotics

The branch of medicine dealing with the use of supportive mechanical devices. See also ORTHOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Orthotics

Mechanical devices that assist function.
Mentioned in: Osteopathy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Since arch supports are uncomfortable and sometimes difficult to use properly, it's best to avoid them unless diagnosed with RFF.
I have tried the following solutions: I run on a rubberized track once a week; I run on a treadmill once a week; I run on trails once a week; I take Fosomax, isoflavones and hydro-calcium supplements; I have had orthotics; I wear arch supports; after no impact exercise for six weeks, I had pain immediately while trying to run on grass.
Conservative treatment ranges from arch supports to a walking boot or cast worn for four to six weeks to promote fusion.