Do Orthoses Do More Harm Than Good?

A new paper just published is getting some real traction on social media. One of the conclusions is that custom orthotic devices directly “cause disuse atrophy” of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. The paper goes on to report that: “the results are suggestive that the mechanical effect of reducing plantar pressures of structures in…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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