Foot Issues

What is Pedorthics

Pedorthics is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting...read more

Sport Injuries and Pedorthics

Appropriate footwear can help athletes avoid or mitigate foot injuries. Footwear can also play a major role in rehabilitation...read more

Shoes & Pedorthics

Although shoes come in fixed shapes and sizes, the feet that wear them don't. Besides coming in assorted shapes and sizes, feet lengthen...read more

Becoming a Pedorthist

First, pedorthists-in-training take courses on footwear fitting, lower extremity orthotic design, manufacture and materials, shoe...read more 

Pedorthic Terminology

Know the terms that matter most to your condition.
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Pedorthic Features

Diabetes and Neuropathy

By Dr. Anthony Lazzarino, DPM
For effective design solutions, in diabetic footwear it is important to understand the major complications of diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. These two complications are presently the leading causes of disability in the United States. Read More

Motion as Medicine

By Roy H. Lidtke, DPM, FACFAOM
For years the general consensus was that pain in arthritis was a direct result of the movement of the joint; the best treatment was to try and immobilize the joint as best we can. What researchers have
recently discovered is changing the way we think about joint loading, the influence of the foot on lower extremity mechanics, and even our notions of what is best for our patient, mobility or stability. Read More

Pregnancy & Pedorthics:

By Tara Mina, C. Ped., L.Ped.
During pregnancy a woman's body including her feet and legs go through many changes, some gradual and some seem to transform overnight. As a practitioner you may have an expectant patient walk in your pedorthic practice or retail facility and ask for your help. What do you do? Read More

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