The Role of Foot Orthotics in Combating Opioid Addiction
Reducing repetitive musculoskeletal stress and strain can help reduce the reliance on prescription pain medications known as "opioids." Opioids can be prescription painkillers. Some examples include oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl. The street drug heroin is also an opioid. Sole Remedy's mission is to fix the biomechanical problem that creates pain and discomfort not just treat symptoms! Addressing anatomical structural alignment and aberrant biomechanical movement patterns can help mitigate painful stimuli reducing the risk of opioid abuse and addiction.
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What Is Orthotic Support? Arch supports, insoles, footbeds, sock liners, inserts, foot cushions, heel liners are NOT foot orthotics. Any device sold over the counter in a retail store is considered an accommodative insole and does not offer a functional correction. Orthotics should be foot type-specific and address the biomechanical characteristics of not only the rear and midfoot but the forefoot also! Orthotics change the way the foot interacts with the ground so that there is less need to compensate for faulty movement patterns. Foot orthotics need to be made of a material that will structurally support body weight plus activity in order to be effective. Gait analysis should be performed to determine foot type, stress patterns, and susceptibility to musculoskeletal injuries. Not all orthotics are created equal especially when it comes to evaluation techniques, casting, biomechanical analysis, and fabrication.
Sole Remedy specializes in gait analysis, foot type assessment, musculoskeletal injury management, and fall prevention.
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