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Plantar Orthotics needed!

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by bonerp, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. bonerp

    bonerp · Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,
    Since fracturing my third metatarsal a few years back (nothing heroic - I jumped off a climbing frame and it cracked - 40 years old and should have known better!), I've suffered heel pain on and off.

    Have used various insoles including having a bulky set made by the NHS that don't really fit in normal shoes unless I buy something with velcro which just isn't going to happen!

    So can you recommend any orthotics that you've found were good? Too many of mine have soft/flexible arches and I've been advised to get ridged supports as the flexible ones don't support a 15 stone / 6ft 1 frame.

    My ankles drop inwards and I have a high arch which has pretty much collapsed thanks to a stretched plantar.

    I have ordered a pair of corefit self moulding insoles....anyone have good experience of these?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Diabeticliberty

    Diabeticliberty · Well-Known Member

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    My ex wife suffered from plantar issues. She found a range of shoes called Vionic. They offer excellent support and are not too dowdy looking. She absolutely swears by them. Might be worth some investigation for you :)
     
  3. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had a couple of bouts of plantar fasciitis, caused by walking on hard surfaces for a long time, hence the common name 'policeman's heel'. The first time it lasted over a year, the second time about a month. The solution is complete rest, just keep off it! My commiserations; it is very painful.
     
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    bonerp · Well-Known Member

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    thanks I currently have a pair of Telic but as they are rubber they seems to break easily which is a shame as they are excellent. Will take a look ty
     
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    Kentoldlady1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you do the exercises? I have had this a couple of times and its painful, but the exercises certainly helped.
     
  6. bonerp

    bonerp · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but I'm not sure the stretching is helping as it's been getting worse.
    I've received a pair of corefit orthotics so will see how I get on with those. Doc says the tissues need to rest and recover. The support will provide that.
     
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    Kentoldlady1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I see. You have my sympathy cos it really hurts. I used to find walking after being in the car for a while was the worst. Good luck with it all.
     
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