The word orthopedic

The word orthopedic comes from the Greek ορθός orthos meaning “straight, correct” and  παιδεία paideia meaning “rearing of children.” The term was originally used for children and the kind of treatment they received for skeletal deformities like bow legs or knock-knees. An orthopedic shoe is one that is supposed to help correct the deformed bones and support the weakened muscles of a foot.

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