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Doctor insights on: Spenco Insoles

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How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

They CAN be great!: Keep in mind that they are an over-the-counter product, but they can be very good for your feet. Their thinthotic can be heat molded to give more (or less) arch that it come in the package. Their newer line of polysorb total support has really surprised me in how beneficial it can be. They have a large number of products and I have found them to be all some patients need. Good replacement insoles! ...Read more

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Is it helpful to wear my insoles in my marching shoes?

Is it helpful to wear my insoles in my marching shoes?

Absolutely!!!!!!!!: Marching requires different positions of your foot than normal walking and therfore the pressure on your foot is redistributed differently. Your insoles and especially custom orthotics will have a significant difference on your waking/marching mechanics. Good luck with the hurricane up there. ...Read more

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What is a good insole for someone with high arches?

What is a good insole for someone with high arches?

Custom Orthotics: If you have a nigh arch, most otc inserts willnot offer enough support. See your local podiatrist and ask about custom orthotics, that are made to fit your arches. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better shoe insoles or orthotics?

Expert opinions? Which is better shoe insoles or orthotics?

Insoles vs orthotics: Both can be effective. I personally on my patients use insoles with better shoes first before i fabricate orthotics due to cost.. ...Read more

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What amount can insoles help to correct inwardly bent knees (knock knees)?

What amount can insoles help to correct inwardly bent knees (knock knees)?

Depends: If your knock knees are being caused to some degree by flat feet, then shoe arch support insoles may be helpful. Many people have flat feet and it doesn't bother them at all.Others have flat feet that cause their ankles to roll inwards (over pronation) and result in foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain.Consider seeing physical therapist.See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001262.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the best insoles to use for sore heels?

What are the best insoles to use for sore heels?

Insoles will cushion: A bit, but most heel pain doesn't respond to cushioning. Suspect plantar fasciitis and t his needs support, not cushioning. See your friendly neighborhood podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the ball of my foot. What OTC insoles will help?

I have a pain in the ball of my foot. What OTC insoles will help?

Forefoot pain: There are so many potential problems that this is hard to answer. It can be related to bone, soft tissue, nerve and blood flow. ...Read more

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How to get orthotics ore insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents to know?

How to get orthotics ore insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents to know?

What's the secret? : Parents should be involved in the healthcare of a 13 year old..... ...Read more

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How can you get orthotics insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents knowing?

How can you get orthotics insoles if you are 13 and don't want your parents knowing?

Talk to your parents: I would not be ashamed or have any cause for anyone to want to hide something such as this from your parents. As a minor you would have to have a parent with you for a physician prescribed pair or orthoses. Good over the counter brands that you can find at sporting goods stores include superfeet or spenco. ...Read more

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I've been fitted with insoles and now I'm getting pain and pins + needles in my ankle that's got pin and plate. Is it the insoles that's the issue?

I've been fitted with insoles and now I'm getting pain and pins + needles in my ankle that's got pin and plate. Is it the insoles that's the issue?

It's a possibility: But sounds like a lot going on there and we don't know enough of your situation to give a precise answer. Like; when and Jenny was the hardware put in, do you have any swelling on that foot, any medical problems, taking any medication, what else was injured when you injured that foot\anklle etc ...Read more

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My partner had a small itchy lump at the middle of his insole for a year. However, there are four lumps now and they are very itchy. What should I do?

My partner had a small itchy lump at the middle of his insole for a year. However, there are four lumps now and they are very itchy. What should I do?

Planter Fibromatosi: Is a relatively uncommon non-malignant thickening of the feet's deep connective tissue, or fascia. In the beginning, where nodules or cords start growing along tendons of the foot, the disease is minor, can be painful. Eventually, however, the cords thicken, the toes stiffen and bend, and walking becomes painful. You have to be careful some time fibrosarcarcoma (malignant) but also rare. Check. ...Read more

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Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

Should I get insoles for my flat feet?

No: It is not necessary to use shoe inserts simply because you have flat feet. Flat feet may be your normal. If you also have foot pain then a medical evaluation from an orthopaedic surgeon would be advisable. ...Read more

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What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

Various: There are various insoles that work for a wide variety of patients. Some athletes require a custom molded orthotic that is stiffer and more supportive. Some elderly patients require a softer more cushioned arch support that is prefabricated. Many of the insoles sold in stores are not worth the money and have little support for many people. See your foot doctor for the best insole for you. ...Read more

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I stand at work 8 hours a day, is it more ideal to get insoles with good arch support or good cushioning? Or is it more preferable to have both?

I stand at work 8 hours a day, is it more ideal to get insoles with good arch support or good cushioning?  Or is it more preferable to have both?

Foot care: The answer is both. Arch support can help with lower back pain and overall foot care. But cushioning is essential for comfort and to avoid callouses and soreness. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Worn custom made insoles for 5 days. Wake up with pain on both knees when i stand n walk. Knees are swollen. It's been 6 days now. What's going on?

Orthotics: Did you start using the orthotics all day right away ? If so , you may be experiencing muscle pain due to the correction. Try using them 1 hour the first day and add 1 - 2 hours each successive day and see if your knees feel better. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed a while back & asked 2 wear rubber insoles.Want 2 know if taking calcium supplements would lead 2 extra growth of my calcanial spur?

I was diagnosed  a while back & asked 2 wear rubber insoles.Want 2 know if taking calcium supplements would lead 2 extra growth of  my calcanial spur?

Spur: That spur is there in reaction to over stretching of plantar ligament attached just inside calcaneus. The becomes inflammed at attachment( enthesiopathies ) then calcified literally keep ligament from pulling off bone. Besides insoles there are stretching exercises, sometimes injections, rarely surgery. Consult physical therapist or dr. ...Read more

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What is the difference between over pronation and bilat pronation my child was referred to get inserts for bilat pronation and arch and I was wondering if over pronation and arch insoles is okay to buy?

What is the difference between over pronation  and bilat pronation my child was referred to get inserts for bilat pronation and arch and I was wondering if over pronation and arch insoles is okay to buy?

Bilat pronation: just refers to bilateral (both feet)...same as over pronation. Some doctors would prefer that you get custom made insoles, in which case you could see a podiatrist. Depending on the age of your child, you may be able to find adequate over-the-counter ones, but to be sure you have the proper fit, it's best to buy them in person and have your chld's feet measured for them. ...Read more