Re: orthotics iffyPosted by Gina on 8/15/98 at 15:29 (001325)
On my first go round with PF, hard orthotics helped. This time (5 years later in a different state, with a different doctor) the hard orthotics have been awful. At first I could not wear them. Now after numerous adjustments, the arch has been lowered and I can wear them, but they don't help much with the pain
Also, someone told me that if taping by the doctor helps the pain, orthotics will work probably work. If the taping doesn't help,the orthotics may not do much good either. I have found icing and stretching to be helpful and sometimes birks feels good.