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My podiatrist recommended custom orthotics and I went from bad to worse - still have PF in left foot plus pain in both knees that wasn't there before.  Only wore them on & off for 2 days and it took 2 weeks to feel better.  I am getting a "second opinion" and will request modifications, but am wondering if anyone else has had this issue.  I am a runner but right now it's hard to walk... 

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I went through loads of custom orthotics - they all made things worse.  The problem is that most orthotics are hard - what you need is something that absorbs shock.  I find over the counter silicone gel insoles work better that anything else.  Different shoes also make a huge difference.  I have found Men's shoes are generally better as they have thicker soles but mostly I wear walking boots or old lady sandals.
Thanks for the reply - that's exactly what my chiropractor said and after one session with him I am much better.  I returned the custom orthotics and the doc was less than pleased, but I told him he needs to learn from my bad experience!

Susannah Drazin said:
I went through loads of custom orthotics - they all made things worse.  The problem is that most orthotics are hard - what you need is something that absorbs shock.  I find over the counter silicone gel insoles work better that anything else.  Different shoes also make a huge difference.  I have found Men's shoes are generally better as they have thicker soles but mostly I wear walking boots or old lady sandals.

I am on crutches now with the right foot in a boot for a stress fracture.  I have been diagnosed with PF in that foot for 2 years now.  After starting on the crutches my left foot really started to hurt me (and it had been hurting a bit even before..) and I started to think, great, now I am getting it in the other  foot.  The symptoms certainly felt like PF symptoms.  So, more or less on a whim, I just stopped with the orthotics on that  foot.  It felt very strange after two years wearing a plain running shoe without a special orthotic.  Almost like I was wearing a slipper.  It felt so insubstantial.  I even had this odd feeling of guilt, like I was doing something wrong.

 

Frankly, my foot is almost entirely pain free after two days in a normal shoe.  I think it is a tad fatigued since it has been so accustomed to having the arch entirely supported by a something within the shoe.

 

At this juncture I am just confused about the whole thing.

Suzy,

 

My PF came on over the course of several years - all the while wearing Dansko clogs with arch support or orthodics.  I do not know if it was the cause but I do know that my pain went from somewhat noticiable to downright debilitating with their use.  Now I can't even do my beloved job anymore and am seeking desk work.

Hello it would be really good to hear some advice and talk to people who understand how it feels. I had recently been diagnosed with RA. I was on hydroxychlorquine but been recommended to be on Methotrexate. I had pain in my feet everyday with the mornings being the worse. but when I am wearing orthofeet's shoes, at that time I dont have pain in my feet

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