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New pains are frequently reported in other areas of the foot and body. Once the patient is into the treatment, the orthotic begins to change how the foot functions. This can frequently generate a new but temporary pain in another part of the body. These represent positive bio-mechanical changes in both foot function and your posture.
Over the last 30 years I have studied the use of orthotics in almost 8 thousand clinical and internet patients. Each time the angular correction of the custom orthotic is increased, more of the chronic foot pain is alleviated, and new discomforts throughout the body are likely to occur.
IT IS IMPORTANT to remember these new pains are temporary, and accompany the changes that get good results. YES, your orthotics can cause new pains, but they are temporary and good for you. Brent A Jarrett DPM