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Paragon newsletters have long served as an intellectual forum for those practicing in our industry. We take great pride in sharing articles that have been contributed from our past and current clients.

fitting a shoe

Proper Shoe Fit

Finding shoes that fit the feet properly is incredibly important. If you or your patients require the use of foot orthotics, it is essential to

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clinical case study

Clinical Case Study

Patient Female, 24 years old, 125 lbs. Complaint Dull, throbbing pain on the lateral plantar aspect of the left foot, just proximal to the fifth

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Haglund's Deformity

Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity is a commonly seen but not well understood condition also known as retrocalcaneal exostosis. An abnormality of the heel bone and soft tissues

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Clinical Case Study

Patient 28 year old female, 121 lbs. Complaint Lateral forefoot pain, left foot only. X-Rays X-rays taken were negative for fractures. On the lateral view-

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young woman

Clinical Case Study 4

Patient Female, 35 years old, 135 lbs Complaint Throbbing pain sub-second and third metatarsal of the right foot. History The patient was treated by another

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Clinical Case Study

Patient Male, 29 years old, volleyball player, 267 lbs. Complaint Increasing pain and swelling in both knees over a six year period. Pain and stiffness

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60 year old woman

Case of the Season

Patient Female, 62 years old, 165 lbs. Complaints Pain at the 1st metatarsal head bilaterally and pain and numbness in the 3rd interdigital space, right

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Rx Form

Paragon Prescription Form Guide

Years ago we redesigned our prescription form to not only include specifications for orthotic fabrication, but also biomechanical examination findings, patient history, and measurements. This

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baby feet

Feet Appreciation Post

We normally post articles about specific pathologies or cases of biomechanical abnormalities. This time, we wanted to take a step back and remind ourselves, and

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foot casting

Anterior Tibial Contraction

A Common Error in Negative Casting The neutral position negative casting technique relies on total patient relaxation for optimum results. Any muscular contraction which occurs

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kids feet

Pediatric Feet

Foot Type Just like many parts in the rest of their bodies, infants are born without completely ossified bone structures in their feet. It takes

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young woman

Case of the Season

Patient Female, age 34, 126 lbs. History and Chief Complaint For the past seven years, the patient’s feet have become progressively more uncomfortable. At first

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knee pain

Popliteal Tendonitis

It is not uncommon for some runners to develop lateral knee pain. This symptom is often associated with a significant reduction in subtalar joint motion,

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Case of the Season #3

Patient: Female, 14 years, 105 lbs Complaints Redness, pain and swelling on the back of both feels, several months duration. History Negative- no specific history

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cuboid bone at different angles

Cuboid Syndrome

In Brief: About 4% if the athletes with foot problems seen by the authors had cuboid syndrome. The authors say that the syndrome is common

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Paragon's state of the art correcting software

Orthotic Adjustments

The ideal situation is one where a patient is experiencing pain, the practitioner prescribes an orthotic, this orthotic relieves their pain and everyone lives happily

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Equinus Deformity

What is it?   Talipes equinus deformity is a condition in which the foot is held in a plantarflexed position. The patient will lack the

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Happy toes

Hallux Limitus

  Hallux Limitus is a condition causing inflammation and soreness of the big toe, accompanied by restriction of movement. If untreated, it can lead to

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Case of the Season #1

Patient: Male, 35 years old, 5’9″, 190 lbs   History and chief complaint   Patient’s feet have always bothered him, and he has “flat feet”.

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Painful shins

Shin Splints

  Shin splints are a painful injury, common among athletes, soldiers and dancers. They are one of a number of injuries caused by repetitive overuse

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Paragon orthotics in action

Pediatric Biomechanics

Pediatric Biomechanics   Kids are not simply little adults, especially when it comes to their physiology. To understand pediatric biomechanics as it relates to lower

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