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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 ›
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
I accidentally stepped on top of a belt buckle over the ball of my foot for a few seconds. I was wearing supportive shoes with orthotics at the time.
Had Tenex surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!
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?
B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis. No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?
Second opinion: There are a number of more involved options for plantar fasciitis that does not respond to traditional treatments including orthotics and injections as you have had; among these options is surgery. You might consider getting a second opinion as well. Tarsal tunnel syndrome could potentially explain the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more
I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. I just paid $400?
I got heel pain after steping over a crack on sidewalk. Because I wear hard orthotic. I can't put padding over that area. How to treat the pain?
Rest: You did not say if swelling or a bruise but in general since you cannot pad with shoes then when you can elevate the foot and apply ice to the area. You should keep the ice (or frozen pea bag) using a towel or cloth between your skin and the ice, for about 15 min every 2-3 hours. You should start to get better by the third day. If the pain gets worse you need to be checked. ...Read more
I have a "stone bruise" in my heel, accident stepping on something. Was wearing shoes. Have sprain ankle of same foot. Can't wear brace and orthotic?
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