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Question for Richard, CPed

Posted by Buck T. on 10/14/03 at 10:26 (133952)

Richard: I have had one set ortotics prescribed by oropedic MD and two by a good POd for PF. All three were the hard kind and hurt and didn't help. What helps the most is a sof sole insole. I have a high arch and physical therapist says I should not wear the prescribed orthotics because they have too much arch support.
My POD suggests I try orthotics again. I was wondering if it might be worth my time to go see a registered ped?
Also, what is process for determining how to make the right orthotic? Thanks. Buck

Re: Question for Richard, CPed

Richard, C.Ped on 10/15/03 at 10:20 (134026)

Hi Buck...
man...I had this nice long detailed answer...then the computer didnt save it....grrrr. Oh well. Lets try again.

In my opinion, someone with a high arch is the hardest to fit. What you do not want to do is make an orthosis that pushes the foot in a more supinated position. If you did find a C.Ped, he or she should check to see if you have a rigid first ray.

There are ways to provide wedges in order to have the foot in a neutral position. Every patient is different..so the type of orthosis will be different.

Here is the link to find a c.ped:
http://www.pedorthics.org/framed11.html

I hope this helps.
Richard