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Posted by Jill H. on 4/11/05 at 10:15 (172952)

Is is really that important to have really good shoes if you are wearing an orthodic? I have good shoes but today I am wearing a cheap pair but have my hard orthodics in them. Is that okay to do that? Is it harmful?

Re: supported shoes

Richard, C.Ped on 4/11/05 at 13:09 (172979)

I would not say it is harmful. A good shoe and orthotic will work well together. Many people I see can not afford a really expensive shoe, so we fit orthotics to K-mart and Wal-Mart type shoes all the time.

Re: supported shoes

Jill H. on 4/11/05 at 13:30 (172985)

So when people are recommending good shoes - do most people wear them with orthodics?

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Richard, C.Ped on 4/11/05 at 14:04 (172986)

The orthotics provide the actual support to the fascia (if we are talking plantar fasciitis). The orthosis will keep the fascia from stretching, thus allowing the fascia to heal.

Re: supported shoes

Jill H. on 4/12/05 at 09:30 (173028)

I'm sorry to be ignorant, but what does the word orthosis mean?

Re: supported shoes

Richard, C.Ped on 4/12/05 at 11:29 (173042)

I tend to mix terms...sorry. An orthosis is the actual preferred term to use when describing custom insoles.