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Forward Arch Corrective Orthotic
Paid $320 for dr ordered custom orthotics and my foot slides forward in the shoe making the arch support like a heel lift. Is this common? Solutions?
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
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
Custom orthotics: As with many things in life, there is good, better, best. This is true for orthotics too. Custom orthotics are by far the best. Make sure that your podiatrist uses plaster to cast your feet in the "subtalar joint neutral position" so you will receive orthotics that correct abnormal biomechanics. Over-the-counter arch supports are made for the "average" foot and the arch will be too low for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but not all : An orthotic helps to balance and stabilize your mechanics. A high-arched foot has unique issues that a properly made custom orthotic can address. However, most off the shelf insoles are geared to flat feet and may not help you as much as you'd like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can exercise even if you can't walk. If you have trouble with your feet while walking or jogging, you might want to go to a shoe store where the salespeople can fit you with supportive shoes. But don't discount bicycling or walking in a pool if you can. There are all sorts of ways to exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Orthotics feel so hard despite blue material. Anything soft/cushy i could use over them? Arch pain.
I got custom orthotics made a year ago and it eliminated pain in my left arch but I still get a sharp pain in my right arch what is the next step?
Re do.: Re-evaluate the right arch.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do they make half orthotics and full orthotics and what is the difference it makes to the foot or arch I pronate?
No diff in support: The most important part of the orthotic is from the heel to behind the metatarsal heads where the rigid support ends. This is what controls the motion in the foot. It makes minimal diiference if it is full or 3/4 length.The padding beyond this is for comfort and cushining and is a option for those who like the feel of a full lenght orthotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a severely collapsed arch in one foot and am looking at custom orthotics, should I definitely use neutral rather than 'supportive' shoes?
1 foot arch much lower than other. Can't afford custom orthotics. Will dr scholls machine tell if feet are different to buy 2 different supports?
Be seen: You may want to be seen. The bigger question is really why one arch is higher than the other and are orthotics for that even appropriate. It is unusual for one arch to be higher than the other without something being wrong with one or both if the feet. Tarsal coalition is just one example if this and in general an orthotic would not be real helpful. ...Read more
I have had pain in the arch of my foot since Friday. Was better yesterday but worse today. It is worse walking on hard surfaces. I wear orthotics.
Plantar fasciitis: You most likely have plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band which acts as a shock absorber for the foot. With stress on the foot you can develop little tears. The treatment is arch support, anti inflammatory medicine, massage, and physical therapy. If the pain worsens get an X-ray to rule out a fracture, bone spur or other pathology. ...Read more