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Tried going w/o custom orthotics for a day. Could barely walk-arch pain the next day. Sound like plantar fasciitis? I'm diagnosed but don't understand

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In brief: Wear orthotics

The orthotics keep your foot in better alignment and give you support.
If you don't wear them and also walk in shoes with little support like flats, then you're basically re-injuring your fascia. This process brings back the inflammation and pain

In brief: Wear orthotics

The orthotics keep your foot in better alignment and give you support.
If you don't wear them and also walk in shoes with little support like flats, then you're basically re-injuring your fascia. This process brings back the inflammation and pain
Dr. Michael Genkin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Wear your orthoses

It sounds like you do well with your foot orthoses, why not continue to use them. It sounds like they have kept arch pain away, a common symptom of plantar fasciitis.
Without your orthoses, your feet may pronate too much, causing strain in the plantar fascia.

In brief: Wear your orthoses

It sounds like you do well with your foot orthoses, why not continue to use them. It sounds like they have kept arch pain away, a common symptom of plantar fasciitis.
Without your orthoses, your feet may pronate too much, causing strain in the plantar fascia.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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