Do foot orthoses cause muscle weakness?
from Podiatry Today
One of the many unsubstantiated claims that barefoot/minimalist running advocates make is the assertion that foot orthotics cause muscle weakness in the feet and legs. A simple review of the medical literature reveals the opposite effect. Researchers have measured that foot orthoses actually cause positive trends in muscle activity during gait.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063