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High arch; orthotics

Posted by AK1 on 11/30/02 at 11:04 (101502)

Can anyone recommend an orthotic maker (Footmax, etc) for high
arches? My doctor can't seem to make me a pair that work for me.

Re: High arch; orthotics

Carole C in NOLA on 11/30/02 at 11:57 (101505)

Have you tried Birkenstock shoes? Some of their 'Tatami' line such as the 'Amsterda' clog and the 'Fulda' sandal, have higher arches in their built in cork orthotic than do other Birkenstocks.

I have heard from others here with medium to high arches that the Powerstep orthotic is comfortable, but I've never used it so I have no personal knowledge about it. There's a link to Powerstep on the 'Products' part of this website.

I'm sorry to hear that your doctor has struck out when it comes to making you a pair of good custom orthotics. It's kind of an art, in my opinion, and so maybe he's just no good at it. The most comfortable orthotics for me were custom orthotics made by my C.Ped, who is certified and has many years of experience just in making orthotics.

Carole C

Re: High arch; orthotics

Carole C in NOLA on 11/30/02 at 11:58 (101506)

I meant, 'Amsterdam' clog, not 'Amsterda'. You can see these Birkenstocks at websites like http://www.birkenstockexpress.com

The Fulda can be seen at http://www.birkenstock.com

Carole C

Re: High arch; orthotics

Richard, C.Ped on 12/02/02 at 08:16 (101585)

You may want to try to find a C.Ped in your area to take a look at your current orthosis and see what they recommend.
Richard, C.Ped

Re: CPed

AK1 on 12/02/02 at 11:06 (101594)

What is a C.Ped?

Re: CPed

Richard, C.Ped on 12/02/02 at 12:10 (101596)

I am. haha...seriously though, a C.Ped is short for someone who is board certified in the practice of pedorthics. This means that we are certified to fill prescriptions for orthopedic footwear such as custom orthotics as well as orthopedic shoes..custom or off the shelf. We (well....most of us) have the proper knowledge to know what the best device would be for your situation.

Go here: http://www.geocities.com/palmetto_pedorthic_care/PPC.html
That is my web site. I am in the process of adding more information. There is a link that reads 'Find a C.Ped in your area'. This will take you to the Board for Certification in Pedorthics web page. It should answer questions and allow you to find someone in your area to help you.
Richard, c.Ped

Re: CPed

AK1 on 12/03/02 at 09:54 (101647)

Thanks. Found one near me (Vero Beach, FL).

Re: High arch; orthotics

Carole C in NOLA on 11/30/02 at 11:57 (101505)

Have you tried Birkenstock shoes? Some of their 'Tatami' line such as the 'Amsterda' clog and the 'Fulda' sandal, have higher arches in their built in cork orthotic than do other Birkenstocks.

I have heard from others here with medium to high arches that the Powerstep orthotic is comfortable, but I've never used it so I have no personal knowledge about it. There's a link to Powerstep on the 'Products' part of this website.

I'm sorry to hear that your doctor has struck out when it comes to making you a pair of good custom orthotics. It's kind of an art, in my opinion, and so maybe he's just no good at it. The most comfortable orthotics for me were custom orthotics made by my C.Ped, who is certified and has many years of experience just in making orthotics.

Carole C

Re: High arch; orthotics

Carole C in NOLA on 11/30/02 at 11:58 (101506)

I meant, 'Amsterdam' clog, not 'Amsterda'. You can see these Birkenstocks at websites like http://www.birkenstockexpress.com

The Fulda can be seen at http://www.birkenstock.com

Carole C

Re: High arch; orthotics

Richard, C.Ped on 12/02/02 at 08:16 (101585)

You may want to try to find a C.Ped in your area to take a look at your current orthosis and see what they recommend.
Richard, C.Ped

Re: CPed

AK1 on 12/02/02 at 11:06 (101594)

What is a C.Ped?

Re: CPed

Richard, C.Ped on 12/02/02 at 12:10 (101596)

I am. haha...seriously though, a C.Ped is short for someone who is board certified in the practice of pedorthics. This means that we are certified to fill prescriptions for orthopedic footwear such as custom orthotics as well as orthopedic shoes..custom or off the shelf. We (well....most of us) have the proper knowledge to know what the best device would be for your situation.

Go here: http://www.geocities.com/palmetto_pedorthic_care/PPC.html
That is my web site. I am in the process of adding more information. There is a link that reads 'Find a C.Ped in your area'. This will take you to the Board for Certification in Pedorthics web page. It should answer questions and allow you to find someone in your area to help you.
Richard, c.Ped

Re: CPed

AK1 on 12/03/02 at 09:54 (101647)

Thanks. Found one near me (Vero Beach, FL).