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I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with orthotics helping their foot pain any?
 

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I have been dealing with foot pain for the last six months... I have tried orthotix but with no help to my problem... not to say it would't help the next one... I ended up having a cortisone injection in my heal two weeks ago.... I have to say that has helped quite a bit... not one hundred percent.... I think depending on what problem a person has with their feet will determine what method of treatment will help them best...

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I have had really sore feet for months my gp refered me to the hospital and now have insoles in my shoes they are helping.Not a cure but not in as much pain as i was before i had them.When i had a look on the site that you put on they are almost the same the only diffrence is i did not have to pay for them.I have to go back in 6weeks time so they can see how i have got on with them i do hope you get something to help you soon Elisabeth
 

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Hi,

I too have insoles that my rheumy ordered for me to help. They do help but nothing removes true neuropathic pain unfortunately.

As to whether what you have seen would be worthwhile...I really don't know. I tend to be very wary of anything "commercial" in that way and, for example, the problem they "solve" is in fact the opposite problem to mine. I put too much weight on my heels and balls of feet. The rest of the foot (with pretty high arches) was on holiday.

Still, it is worth asking your doctor's advice. My insoles definitely help walking but not much for the pain standing, nor on very bad days.

The good thing with full insoles is that you can take the normal insoles out of your trainers and put them in so that you have the right support but still keep the BOUNCE :lol:

Katharine
 

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Orthotixs can be great if you have the right fit. Most over the counter insoles make for a softer impact but do not address the actual foot problems. Your discomfort could be due to pronating inward or outward or you may need a slight arch. When you have them custom fit you have a better chance of aligning your foot correctly thus alleviating some of your foot and back pain. Neither has worked for me, but my daughter has found some relief.

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Just a thought!

My son has insoles supplied by orthotic specialist as he gets sore soles/heels/ankles, but they are only to help with part of the problem!

He has physio as well to stretch other muscles that have tightened and cause pain (mainly back/stomach/hamstrings/archilles) - apparently if you need insoles to support arches there is a big possibility that some other part/muscle in the body is not working properly! In soles help him but if he does not do his other exercises for other parts of body the pains still happen in feet even with the insoles!

((((Setapart)))) do you have any other back pain issues that need assistance too - perhaps you should have a physio assessment ,combined with an orthotic one!

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what sort of foot pain are you having ?

If you have joint pain, then orthotics can really help, but you need to get them made especially for you. They can put in a sort of bar on the insole that moves the area of your foot that you use for weight bearing (pulling is away from the ball of your foot).

If you have neuropathic pain then orthotics really arent going to help - in fact my AFO's (ankle foot orthotics - they go right up to my knees) really irritate my neuropathic pain, but seeing I can't walk without my AFO's there is not much i can do.

See an OT/orthotist if you need to get orthotics, and have them properly fitted. My rheumie gives me a prescription for my orthotics.

hth

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SetApart,
Having worked in a podiatric (foot doc's office) practice for 8+ yrs. There are alot of foot problems out there. I stopped wearing my orthotics few more than 2 yrs due to toe and calf cramping. I recently started wearing them again and can't believe how much better my posture is and legs feel better. My orthotics were made to fit me by the doctor I worked for. I casted hundreds of patients in my time and they are not in any way comparable to insoles. But again orthotics address only certain problems and the "break-in" period should be strictly adhered to. If you are having foot and or leg problems go to a podiatrist. Hope you feel better soon!

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Michelle
 
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