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Orthotics Can Benefit Golfers

While golf is not considered a rigorous sport, the physical act of repeatedly swinging a golf club in practice and on the course can cause problems for our feet. Orthotics can easily be made for golf shoes. An orthotic is an arch support that goes into a person's shoe. Podiatrist Dr. Stacey Sarmiento said, "What an orthotic does, it doesn't create an arch. It helps position your feet where your foot needs to be, to properly function."

"Especially with golf, having joints out of alignment, with the repetitive walking, the repetitive motion, going side to side with their swing, you can develop arthritis over the years," Sarmiento said.

Source: Diana Palotas, News 10 Now (NY) [6/10/06]

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