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Golf and Podiatry

Golf and podiatry is a good mix. Firstly a lot of podiatrists play golf and a lot of people have foot and lower limb problems from playing golf. A round of 18 holes is a lot of walking (fortunately on soft ground), so the choice of golf shoes is important. Foot orthotics for golf is also an important consideration. They have to be designed in such a way as to not interfere with the normal golf biomechanics. It has been suggested that a rearfoot heel post not be used for golf orthotics as this could potentially interfere with the side to side motion needed of the foot during the golf swing.

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