Definition of orthotic
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Definition of orthotic (Entry 2 of 2)
: orthosis Doctors made us aware of the scoliosis forming and a need for orthotics that would improve his spine.— Christie Willhite especially : a supportive device inserted into a shoe usually to stabilize the foot, correct alignment, or provide cushioning To better support the arch and absorb shock, specially designed shoe inserts (orthotics) are often recommended. — Food & Fitness Advisor Some patients experience discomfort from the stiffness of many orthotics, but it disappears as the patient's foot adapts to orthotic control and the device settles into the shoe. — James F. Eggold … the fabric-covered orthotic provides arch support so you tire less easily. — Maggie Spilner
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