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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?
Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more
Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?
Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?
Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?
Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe
Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more
Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. You need to see a podiatrist to have a cast taken. Don't use a cast where you step into a foam box- not accurate enough, either plaster or computer scan. The computer is not better than plaster- only neater. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.
The orthotic is : More important than the sneaker type in my opinoin. If your orthotic is well made and controls the hyperpronation this is most important. ...Read more
What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?
What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?
Braces: I'm not sure of the problem the question relates to. What would one week accomplish ? See your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays and you will get the help you need . ...Read more
Depends: Some of the ankle braces are adjustable if it is that is one way, check to see if the size is proper. I don't know if it is directly on your skin if it is try putting your sock on first, you can try padding it as well with something like adhesive moleskin. Lastly, if all else fails get a different brand brace. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So my dentist said I have tooth arch discrepancy & I have a space teeth & i want to get braces, my tongue slightly comes out , will that affect me ?
Going to get ceramic braces on both arches. Any reason why the doctor wouldn't recommend metallic on the lower arch? Any risk of tooth chipping?
I only used ankle brace for 10 minutes. When I took it off, I got pain in left arch and side of foot above arch. I am flatfooted and wear orthotics.
I'm not sure why : You tried the ankle brace at all..was there an ankle injury? I your posterior tibial tendon hurting? ...Read more
My foot hurts in my arch on the inside if I do not wear my brace when walking it hurts all the time. I am on my foot all day at work I push shopping carts. The pain is tingling and dull all the time?
Pinhed nerve: You may have a pinched nerve to the area on the bottom of the arch area. When you wear the brace the pressure is taken off the area and it feels better. Talk to your doctor about a medication that can help to get rid of the pain in addition to the brace. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After using ankle brace, I got pain in left arch. Went to podiatrist and he gave me laser treatment and taped foot. Still having pain in left arch.
Flattening arch: Typically arch pain will present as pain with the first step in the morning or pain after sitting for any period of time. In addition to flattening of the arch, there may also be knee pain. An inflamed heel called plantar fasciitis is best treated with an orthotic arch support in addition to the treatment you received. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could help someone with a crooked foot who runs funny? Would a brace help? Do i need surgery?
Broke my foot a year ago, referred to therapy, didn't get it, now my foot locks up and hurts a lot. Can I use my old brace to help with the pain?
Yes: Yes you can use your old brace but this may not be enough ...Read more
I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? and what type?
AFO from DPM: Please see a reputable doctor of podiatric medicine (d.P.M.). ...Read more