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Foot disorders and problems have plagued people throughout history. However, until recently, most people were forced to seek relief from pain and discomfort at shoe stores. Because of the limited amount of knowledge concerning pedorthics in the past, most people could find little help for their problems.

Recently, though, there has been more and more information and research available about the possibilities for correcting foot problems. Shoe stores that previously employed inexperienced employees began hiring people with a pedorthic background, giving customers suffering from foot disorders the opportunity to get the kind of help and information they had been looking for all along.

Today, pedorthists are an important part of the skilled medical team that works together to find solutions to foot disorders. Pedorthists have become a great source for teaching people how to prevent foot problems and how to recognize initial symptoms.

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