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weight loss & custom orthotics

Posted by stephanie r on 8/07/03 at 10:55 (126474)

After a diagnosis of PF in both feet custom hard orthotics were prescribed. They worked well for about four months. Now both feet are hurting again. I have lost about 25lbs between then and now. Could this have an impact on the fit/effectiveness of the orthotics?

Re: weight loss & custom orthotics

Richard, C.Ped on 8/07/03 at 11:51 (126483)

I have seen this in many of the pregnant patients we see. My sister being the perfect example. She gained quite a few pounds with her first child. I made her a pair of orthotics to help her foot pain. They worked well until she was able to get back to her normal weight. I made another pair with a new cast. She says they feel great.

Re: weight loss & custom orthotics

stephanie r on 8/11/03 at 13:19 (126727)

Thank you. I will speak to my podiatrist. (I have found that my feet feel are feeling a great deal better without the orthotics in.)