METHODS: Anteroposterior and lateral radiographs were obtained with and without
orthotics in place. The anteroposterior and lateral talocalcaneal angles and the lateral pitch of both the left and right foot were assessed.
RESULTS: The t test values and P values derived from the radiographic measurements indicated statistically significant improvements in weight-bearing foot alignment.
DISCUSSION: Biomechanical faults in the pedal foundation can adversely affect any of the joints and structures of the foot/ankle complex, lower extremities, pelvis, and spine.
CONCLUSION: This study supports the use of a custom-made flexible orthotic for
the improvement of pedal structural alignment.
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