Question for Richard, CPedPosted by Buck T. on 12/10/03 at 20:00 (139772)
Thanks to your advice finally have orthotics for first time that appear to be working. New set made from cast with foot in neutral position.
My pf is improving but now having problems with bunions. I can live with the bunions, but I know you've probably encountered this before. I see the POD in Janurary. Any advice?
Re: Question for Richard, CPedRichard, C.Ped on 12/11/03 at 08:32 (139789)
As you know, bunions are not reversible without surgery (shudder).
The orthosis will help slow down the process by not allowing all that pressure to be put on the first met head while walking. This is a good start.
Re: Question for Richard, CPedBuck T. on 12/11/03 at 09:20 (139797)
Thanks Richard: I didn't know bunions weren't revirsibe without surgery. In my layman's mind, thought maybe it was caused by pressure and thought pressure would still be there after surgery causing them again.
I can switch to another shoe or to arched flip flops and they seem to not be so bad. Was wondering if bunion pads or something might help with new orthoics. New orthotics are covred by loose soft footliner. Can I modify footlliner to cushion bunions? Will see POD next month but in past have found more I know the better help I get on office visits. Thanks,
Re: Question for Richard, CPedRichard, C.Ped on 12/12/03 at 08:22 (139840)
Sometimes a met pad can be added, or if the toe part of the orthosis is thick enough, gel cushion can be added.
Re: Question for Richard, CPedBuck T. on 12/13/03 at 16:31 (139953)
Thanks, Richard. I'm using a pad and it helps. Also, the new orthotics seem to not be bothering it as much -- the more I wear them.