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inserts/insoles/orthotics

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by matadorpoeta, May 2, 2006.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Distinguished Member

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    does anyone here use these? what are orthotics anyway.

    i don't know anything about them, but i've had some pain in one of my feet lately and i suspect it may be because my arches are on the high side, while my shoes don't have adequate support for this.

    i took the insoles out of my new balance running shoes and put them into my camper shoes, and it made a big difference. i can tell by looking at the insoles that the NBs are made for a higher arch.

    i browsed the internet for insoles but none of them seem to be made for specific foot types.
     


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    Renault78law Distinguished Member

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    does anyone here use these? what are orthotics anyway.

    i don't know anything about them, but i've had some pain in one of my feet lately and i suspect it may be because my arches are on the high side, while my shoes don't have adequate support for this.

    i took the insoles out of my new balance running shoes and put them into my camper shoes, and it made a big difference. i can tell by looking at the insoles that the NBs are made for a higher arch.

    i browsed the internet for insoles but none of them seem to be made for specific foot types.


    I use one of the blue footbeds from birkenstock. I like it because it's very supportive, but more importantly is only 3/4 and has a deep heel cup, otherwise you'll have to worry about your shoes not fitting properly. see http://www.birkenstockusa.com/search_product/insoles/

    If you want custom orthotics, you'll need to see a doc or physical therapist. Many runners need custom orthotics, but if your pain is relatively minor, I'd try the OTR options first.
     


  3. Martinis at 8

    Martinis at 8 Senior Member

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    I use orthotics for most of my footwear, but especially for my NB running shoes. A podiatrist can fix you up with these after taking castings of your feet. They are not inexpensive. If you feel you need them, you probably do. I finally got some after several cases of plantar fascitis, and have not had any further problems since.

    M8
     


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    I've had luck with atheletic insoles. They're thick and molded. Some people like the gel insoles.
     


  5. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    I use one of the blue footbeds from birkenstock. I like it because it's very supportive, but more importantly is only 3/4 and has a deep heel cup, otherwise you'll have to worry about your shoes not fitting properly. see http://www.birkenstockusa.com/search_product/insoles/

    If you want custom orthotics, you'll need to see a doc or physical therapist. Many runners need custom orthotics, but if your pain is relatively minor, I'd try the OTR options first.


    Orthotics require a prescription. A podiatrist or orthotist (probably working out of a shoe store) takes the mold, and then usually it is sent to a company for creation.
     


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