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Flat Feet & Orthotics

Postby Kayzee » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:51 am

Had anyone had problems with no arches and been given orthotics from the Podiatrist?

I've had these for a few years and I've questionned many times if they may be doing more harm than good and actually contributing further to my leg pain. I used to have the soft ones, but have hard ones now.

Just wondered if other folk had these and how they got on with them (or not!)

Thanks,

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Postby Lucy-Lemon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:53 pm

i have flat feet and have had orthotics from the age of 4 or 5.

my insoles give me no trouble at all, i dont think they will cause any pain (well if they are then they shouldnt be)... :?

they really do affect your whole body though, as not only does having no arch put your ankles out, but your knees, hips and back can be affected by it too. so the orthotics should be helping.

i can't really notice any difference in pain or anything from when im wearing them to when i'm not, only if i get new ones but you have to expect that.

the only thing i can think of is have you been back to check that they are doing what is required? or that they fit correctly?

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Postby princess » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:57 pm

I have no arches since i was born - but i have never had anything done to help, actually they dont bother me.
Only problem is that i need secure shoes.
Interesting to know others have had treatment.
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Postby Lucy-Lemon » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:58 pm

princess wrote:I have no arches since i was born - but i have never had anything done to help, actually they dont bother me.
Only problem is that i need secure shoes.
Interesting to know others have had treatment.


i often wonder why they waited til i was 4-ish to start making me wear them, and why they spent about 6 years thinking if i wore them they could creat an arch :roll: i went for about 6 months without wearing them at one point but suffered because of that so now i have them for support.

i've always had to wear secure shoes, never worn a pair of high heels, or even moderately high in my life :lol:

although it causes alot of trouble with me, for example if i stand up for too long (too long being no longer than about a minute) my knees start to collapse inwards :?

interesting that you've never had any treatment... :?

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Postby cat123 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:39 pm

Feet, thats a big issue with me,ive worn insoles for years,most of you know ive had fibro a long time,my argument has ALLWAYS been,my fibro started with my feet.At 12 years old got pain in feet,no arch,allways had backake,followed by neck ake,followed by hip ack,when the lot started hurting together,they said it was arthritus,.As lucy said,i agree if your feet are not right,everything else is out of line.I forgot who it was who is complaining about hard insoles,just go back to the soft ones,if you can.
When i asked a specialist ,if my feet have caused all my other pain,he said it couldent.Bull,**** ....cat
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