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The Best Running Shoe For Someone With A High Arch
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best. ...Read more
What should someone who overpronates look for in a running shoe to avoid injury and/or discomfort?
Recommend: having a pedorthist assist you with shoe selection for best results. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The most important thing in any shoe is support for the arch. If the arch is too low it may not give enough support. If it is too high it will be uncomfortable. Try to find a boot that has a removable arch so you can take it out and examine it and also try it out to see how it feels. If it feels supportive and does not hurt, then it is probably right for your foot type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should one replace their orthotics and also what is a good link or literature about proper running technique? Heel / toe strike w/Low arch
Orthotics/Running: Barbara, I prefer with plastic based orthotic devices a 10 year replacement. Also, check out videos on Chi Running. It is very very similar to what we teach our runners. Dr Rich Blake http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2015/08/chi-running-concept-of-smooth-running.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a podiatrist recommend a healthy workboot or insole? I need high arch support, a wide toebox and good heel support. I work as a zookeeper. Thanks.
Custom orthotics: It sounds like you have a pes cavus foot type,(high arch) This type of foot requires a deeper shoe and wider toe box. There are no adequate over the counter inserts I know off. You can built up the bottom of the arch support. The best is to obtain a custom orthtotic made from a mold of your foot. This stabilization will decrease the splaying of your forefoot which will decrease toe space. ...Read more
Foot drop: A boot can be helpful otherwise a tennis shoe or dress shoe that can accommodate an ankle foot orthosis (afo), assist in normalizing gait by helping to eliminate high stoppage gait or circumduction of the "relatively" long leg and help prevent you catching your toes or forefoot as you advance your leg while walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do i need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?
For flatfeet/o0verpronation & wear orthotics is it good to wear the orthotics w a shoe tha already has an arch built in? Too much support? Are you a podiatrist?
Get examined: A club foot is a structural deformity which needs to be evaluated properly before recommending any shoe. Depending on flexibility in the foot will dictate what type of shoe and probably, orthotic would be needed. Surgery may even be an option, but proper evaluation is needed. Go see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Is there a type of shoe or brand of shoe is best for someone who suffers from mid to lower back pain?
Really : Whatever is comfortable. A shoe with a stuff heel counter and small heel will help but may not be comfortable to you. ...Read more
Is there a way to narrow the heel in shoes? I have the odd combinationof 2e wideforefeet and 2a narrow heels with a high instep
One that feels good!: Just as people come in different shapes, sizes and have different needs, so do come shoes. I believe there is no one shoe that is the best. Make sure it fits well, is comfortable to wear. You may come to find you do better with brand a over brand b. Go to a reputable athletic shoe retailer and see what they can offer in shoes and expertise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good Fit: All leather, if you are able to wear tennis shoes i suggest new balance. ...Read more
What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?
What is your opinion of Hyprocure as a solution for overpronation. Would a person be able to return to a high level of basketball play after recovery?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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