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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?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Adapt
Anytime you have a new orthotic the foot will need time to get used to the new positioning of the foot.
You should "break in" the new orthotics by wearing them gradually and increasing your time each successive day in them. Of course, they should be checked for proper fit as well. If pain persists inform your doc, they may need to be adjusted.

In brief: Adapt
Anytime you have a new orthotic the foot will need time to get used to the new positioning of the foot.
You should "break in" the new orthotics by wearing them gradually and increasing your time each successive day in them. Of course, they should be checked for proper fit as well. If pain persists inform your doc, they may need to be adjusted.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Couple of things
You have a number of issues.
I would continue in the orthotics for a month as long as pain is not increasing. Talk to your doctor, the orthotics may need to be adjusted.

In brief: Couple of things
You have a number of issues.
I would continue in the orthotics for a month as long as pain is not increasing. Talk to your doctor, the orthotics may need to be adjusted.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Orthotics
All orthotics need a breakin period.
I usually have my patients start with 1 - 2 hours the first day and add 2 hours as each day goes by. If they still feel too high or bruising your foot after 2-3 weeks or so see your podiatrist for an adjustment.

In brief: Orthotics
All orthotics need a breakin period.
I usually have my patients start with 1 - 2 hours the first day and add 2 hours as each day goes by. If they still feel too high or bruising your foot after 2-3 weeks or so see your podiatrist for an adjustment.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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In brief: Damaging
It sounds like the arch is too high for your foot.
If the arch is too high and your foot is flat you can get jamming as the foot tries to pronate.

In brief: Damaging
It sounds like the arch is too high for your foot.
If the arch is too high and your foot is flat you can get jamming as the foot tries to pronate.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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