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When To Get Orthotics For Flat Feet
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more
How can I strengthen my feet and ankles to make walking and working out less painful? I have flat feet and over pronate.
Normal : If there is no pain associated, no treatment is necessary. Very young children develop an arch later in life. Older children can become flatfooted as the grow. Orthotics do not change the natural history in children, rather they can not prevent being flatfooted in children growing. If there is pain, careful evaluation is indicated. In such cases orthotics and stretches of achilles help. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Removable insoles: Buy a shoe that is really comfortable for you that has removable insoles, since most of the insoles in shoes are junk. Replace them with (my opinion) spenco polysorb insoles - walker/runner, cross trainer, or total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should I get my custom orthotics evaluated and replaced & have Flat feet/ 1fallen arch. Advice for 5K run/walker to avoid injury?
About every 2 years: Many in my field would recommend replacing orthoses about every two years as often the foot structure changes and there will be some wear and tear on the devices. There is no definitive answer and it depends on the type of orthotics, the activity level of the person and if there are new or recurrent symptoms ...Read more
Plantar fascists what can you do for the pain in foot and leg / calf. Will custom custom orthotics make it go away?
ESWT/Orthotics/Shoes: So depending on how long you have suffered from the plantar fasciitis stretching exercises can be helpful. If it is a chronic problem look into extracorporeal shock wave therapy. That combined with new shoe gear and custom orthotics have achieved the best results in my experience. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have flat feet and hypermobility in them, got custom insoles which help when I have shoes on, but at home no shoes worn what can I do to stop pain?
I have flat feet and new workboots with good support. First day my arches hurt, is this normal? Will my feet get used to it?
Yes you will: Wearing new shoes with good arch support too long can definitely cause pain/discomfort. I would try to break the new shoes in over a period of a week. Wear the shoes an hour or two at home, then take them off. Put the boots on later in the day. In time your arch will get used to the support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have flat feet that hurt me when stand for long time. Is there any exercise helps feet get normal shape?
I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?
Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
FLAT feet and fallen arch. Is it best to get custom RX orthotics for feet or store bought ones? Please advise. Dr. said no more run at surgeyr risk
Flat feet: Either at first. Try an inexpensive over the counter arch support first. If symptoms improve greatly then should be ok. If symptoms slightly improve then custom orthotics are recommended. Custom inserts are casted from molds of your feet so basically are your inserts only. Over the counter devices are designed to fit everyone. See your local podiatrist ...Read more
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
Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more
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