Everyone sells orthotics these days -the Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker – did I leave anyone out? Oh yah…the guy in the kiosk at the Home Show - Leslie Trotter
image by: Esther Max
Orthotics, just like stretching, is an emotional and somewhat controversial topic because so many believe in their effectiveness for injury treatment and prevention. Others, such as myself, feel as though they either create, provoke, or hide a true problem...
They support, rather than correct, dysfunction. They also dampen your senses as your feet are no longer allowed to move as unrestricted as they should. Your sense of body position (proprioception), and sensory feedback from your feet to your nervous system (kinesthetic sense), are dampened.
Yes, often they diminish and even eliminate pain, which is why so many claim they are successful. Perhaps you’ve had success with…