Foot orthoses improve balance

Dr Robert Hrisak head shot

Several of my older patients have expressed concerns about falling.  A recent study in the journal Rheumatology examining the use of foot orthoses in elderly women reached the following conclusion:  “Foot orthoses were effective for improving balance and for reducing pain and disability in elderly women. Orthoses can be used as an adjuvant strategy to improve balance and to prevent falls in the elderly.”

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