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met. bar question

Posted by Tom M. on 8/10/04 at 13:45 (157394)

Just had a metatarsal bar put on my shoes, can you tell me about how long it might take to get adjusted to them and can i put a pair of over the counter arch supports in my shoes(for pf).That won't hurt anything will it?

Re: met. bar question

Richard, C.Ped on 8/10/04 at 13:59 (157398)

Hi Tom,
The adjustment period will vary with each person. I would say that you should be used to wearing it with no problem in two weeks or less.

I don't think that OTC orthosis would hurt anything, but I would check with the person who put on the met bar just in case. It could make you walk differently and the met bar might need adjustment.

Re: toes

sam w on 8/11/04 at 20:21 (157614)

while walking, my toes are not pushing off the ground

Re: toes

sam w on 8/11/04 at 20:22 (157615)

Toes not being used in walking.