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I have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis recently--caused by wearing Crocs all the time while I was pregnant. Anyway, my Dr. gave me a shot, a nite splint, and heel cups. While my pain is better, I really think some type of orthotic would really help. Dr. is balking at Rx orthotics--not sure why except he said OTC seem to work better. I see him again next Tuesday. I tried Dr. Scholls inserts for PF, but they actually hurt worse. I visited Good Feet, and was shocked at the $550 price tag. Road Runner Sports sells custom insoles for about $60. But at this point, my insurance would cover Rx orthotics 100% since I just had a baby. I'm just looking for ideas and references for specific products so I can go to my Dr. informed on what I need.
and wear them with the stiffest shoe you can find. >
FYI, shoes should be sturdy and stable to limit lateral torsions, BUT it's essential that they bend at the ball of foot (unless your Md prescribed you a rocker sole, which takes care of that motion while limiting dorsiflexion). Otherwise, you're in for trouble.
New Balance has the #845 and 846 models which are a staple for feet sufferers and include a motion control design. Some of their trainers feature a stability web, but a Rx insert acts just the same as that piece of rigid plastic.
David, have you wondered that perhaps your stretches might have made the difference? I believe they are a very crucial part of a good rehab plan. Good to read you can now hike. It keeps us all hopeful!
David Miller Jr. said:and wear them with the stiffest shoe you can find. >
Honestly, I believe its the insoles that has made all the difference. I can fit them into other shoes such as my Cabelas hiking boots, my chest wader boots, and my boat slippers. The only thing I've done consistantly for the last 5 months is wear these insoles. There have been days where I've skipped or "cheated" on the excersises, and I haven't always worn my night splint either.
But you know, as with all of us, no one thing is the "magical" cure. Its more than likely a combination of many things that ultimately relieves the pain and makes it possible to move around normally. All I know for sure is that I will continue to wear these insoles. I also think I'm going to try the New Balances that you mentioned as I'm in need a new pair of tennis shoes again.
Thank you for all the replies! My Dr. absolutely would not order Rx orthotics--I got the impression that he has a *thing* against expensive orthotics that don't work and the podiatrists that make them (I went to an orthopaedic dr.). He recommended the ~$60 Lynco by Aetrex L400 or L600 insoles. I'm considering trying the custom insoles from Road Runner Sports--there's a store close by and they have a 30 day guarantee.
On another note, I just ordered some of the New Balance 846 from Amazon. They have an amazing sale on right now http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/38023?utm_source=feedburner&utm...
I have just been diagnosed with planters very painful any suggestions for starters