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Why do running magazines sometimes recommend against orthotics?

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Not all orthotic devices are made the same and therefore can have varying results.  A runner’s feet and lower extremities should be examined with a proper comprehensive biomechanical examination by a certified professional to ensure that the device is properly prescribed and made.  Examinations should include a biomechanical exam a gait analysis, and check current footwear..  This sometimes doesn’t happen for runners and the wrong type of orthotic can be issued.  Like anything else, a bad experience can lead to a bad recommendation, as in the case of some running magazines.  As a runner myself, provided the correct steps have been taken, I’ve seen how orthotics help reduce injury, increase speed and endurance.