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Are Good Orthotics Good For Bad Ankles
Yes: Orthotics can help ankle problems. When a foot is moderatly to severly pronated it causes added stress to the ankle joints. By using a orthotic to stop the pronation it will help keep the ankle in better alignment. Orthotics also absorb shock . They can be benificial for helping relive ankle pain and problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more
Roomy and supportive: Wears shoes that give you room in the area of the bunion deformity. Most people with bunions will find a shoe that is stiffer and with good support to be the most comfortable. Alway try them on before you buy. Don't purchase a shoe unless it is comfortable the first time you try them on. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Orthotics.: First you want good supportive shoes. You should not be able to "wring" them or fold them in half. They should only break/bend at the widest part of the shoe. A sturdy athletic shoe (not a minimalist style) will give you good support. If you're looking to beef up the shoes you already have, get a good insert or custom orthotic: you can use them to improve the shoes you already own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shoes are just shoes: Shoe therapy is only marginal treatment. Metatarsalgia is a vague term that could be any one or several different problems, therefore, you must find out which specific problem you have not just that general term. Then if the problem can be solved with just padding the shoes can be used. ...Read more
Probably: Orthotics that are made with fairly hard material are very "controlling". If they tip your feet in the wrong direction, usually rolling inward, it can cause a lot of ankle, knee and foot pain. Soft, over the counter types of orthotics are of no help in my opinion. See a podiatrist for a good evaluation with some old shoes and your orthotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning.Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? sidewalk? track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online ...Read more
Get diagnosis 1st: A really bad ankle is quite non-specific. You should go to an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon who can diagnose you and give the proper treatment which may or may not include walking routines. Find an md in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Green neon: The best support will come from the neon green inserts. It can be confusing since there are so many variations and each color represents a different purpose. If you still have questions, the superfeet website has a guide that indicates what the colors mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High Heels: Higher heels do shift the weight of the body forward and can cause or worsen some foot problems. That's not to say that you can never wear them. Be smart about the shoes you wear and listen to your body. If there is discomfort, then reconsider your choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many good shoes: I would try merrils, timberland, new balance. ...Read more
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