10/25/2011 7:57 PM
I'd like to direct folks to the October issue of Podiatry Management. Dr. Blake wrote a great article, A Podiatrist's Guide to Shoe and Shoe Insert Modifications", with 25 modifications you can perform in the office on orthotics or shoes. I preface this blog by stating you should probably practice some of these shoe modifications on old shoes before trying them on your patients!
Modifications include: various ways to wedge shoes and inserts, add lifts to the shoe outsole versus inside the shoe, pronation control, tongue pad, dancer pad, metatarsal pad/bar, lace modifications, hammertoe splints, sesamoid pad, just to include a few.