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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Positive Casts showing Forefoot Deformities needing different Orthotic Design

Podiatrists will start with a cast of the foot and some examination findings (both static and dynamic) to design complex foot inserts which change function and better patient's lives. It typically starts with an impression cast of the patient's foot. This image shows 3 left feet, all taken with the same cast technique, showing 3 different foot types. The cast on the right is fairly stable and neutral positioned. The middle cast shows a foot that easily rolls to the outside and needs stabilization for supination. This demonstrates forefoot valgus. The left side cast shows a foot that easily rolls inward producing over pronation. This is called forefoot varus, and there are various corrections for this based on degree of deformity. 

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