By Larry Huppin, DPM on
12/30/2013 9:06 AM
I was recently asked "should prefabricated orthoses have top covers?"
The answer depends on the pathology. Whether you are providing a prefabricated or custom orthosis, your treatment goal should be to reduce stress on tissue that being overstressed. For plantar fasciitis, your goal is to decrease tension on the plantar fascia. If you are treating metatarsalgia, your goal should be to transfer pressure off of the metatarsal heads and provide cushion under the forefoot.