Has anyone found cushiony inserts/orthotics that workPosted by Elise on 11/16/98 at 00:00 (002200)
I am in a catch-22. I have very flat feet and have been told that I need orthotics. However, the custom orthotics that were made for me are so hard that I can't wear them. They put me right back into the acute pain phase, even though they are 'semi-flexible'.
Has anyone found cushiony inserts/orthotics that give arch support and are soft and comfortable? I don't care if they are off-the-shelf or custom made.
Re: Has anyone found cushiony inserts/orthotics that workJohn on 11/16/98 at 00:00 (002206)
Yes. I have had Pf for 7 months. For most of that time, I have been wearing a Dr. Scholls soft insert with an arch support. All of the drug stores in Birmingham have them. They run $6-$10. I still wear them even though I am now in the process of breaking in a custom orthotic that my Pod prescribed for me. They may not be the best support for me or anyone else, but they work very well for me.
Re: Has anyone found cushiony inserts/orthotics that workLisa on 11/16/98 at 00:00 (002216)
I also have very flat feet and my orthodicts were custom made, but they are so wide that they only fit in my tennis shoes. I can not wear any dress shoes because my foot will start to hurt and then I begin to limp. I will keep you in mind in my search for a better orthotic.
Re: Has anyone found cushiony inserts/orthotics that workJanine on 11/19/98 at 00:00 (002283)
Although it is difficlult to have an orthotic fit ALL of your shoes, you do have options. Our lab makes 3 different styles of custom orthotics specifically for dress shoes. Not knowing what kind of orthotics you have presently, I won't recccomend that you send them to have them made narrower, but in some cases, this is also an option. I personally have 2 pairs, one for my sneakers and boots, and another for my dressier shoes.
For more info, visit http://www.orthotics.com .
Re: Has anyone found cushiony inserts/orthotics that workjanine on 11/20/98 at 00:00 (002311)
Our lab makes an orthotic that might be just what you are looking for. It consists of several layers of soft foam rubber, surrounding a thin plastic shell. It is quite soft, and the arch area may be reinforced for added support.
For more info, feel free to e-mail me or visit http://www.orthotics.com