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Report after 23 days with custom orthotics

Posted by Carole C on 1/02/02 at 09:46 (068432)

I'm doing pretty well with my custom orthotics after 23 days with them. I am still trying to rest my feet a lot and stretch, because these have been as important to my recovery as the orthotics. However it's difficult to keep this up quite as consistently as I did the first couple of weeks.

On the other hand, I can tell that my feet are still healing at this point and not completely healed or anything like that. I have problems (ripping, tearing feelings in my PF) if I stand and confer for too long at work and I try to avoid it. I feel absolutely certain that if I tried to shower without my shower stool right now I'd suffer a lot of damage, so I don't. I can do limited shopping, which is nice. I do not suffer much pain now, probably a level 2. Previous to getting my orthotics I was in excruciating pain, probably level 8 whether standing or sitting and could hardly walk at all, and spent a lot of time in tears feeling desperate and getting support from all of you here.

So far, I have not gone back to get my orthotics adjusted at all. They seem to still be very good for my feet. Is that unusual? I thought usually they need to be adjusted after a couple of weeks, but so far I can't imagine what could make them work better, for now. Maybe later when I am going to malls and such that might change.

Carole C

Re: Report after 23 days with custom orthotics

Richard, C.Ped on 1/02/02 at 11:19 (068437)

Thats great news carol. It is not unusual to not need an adjustment. Keep us informed.
Richard

Re: Report after 23 days with custom orthotics

Carole C on 1/02/02 at 12:42 (068441)

OH good! I'm glad to hear that. Thanks! and I will :)

Carole C

Re: Report after 23 days with custom orthotics

Richard, C.Ped on 1/02/02 at 11:19 (068437)

Thats great news carol. It is not unusual to not need an adjustment. Keep us informed.
Richard

Re: Report after 23 days with custom orthotics

Carole C on 1/02/02 at 12:42 (068441)

OH good! I'm glad to hear that. Thanks! and I will :)

Carole C