Re: Less pain from hard-soled shoes

Posted by Jim on 1/07/99
I think you're right about the stiffness--stretching connection. I do have custom orthotics (altho' they don't fit in all of my shoes), and I've some success at reducing pain with off-the-shelf Birkenstock inserts, which basically provide an arch. My PF has come and gone, and I'm still trying to figure out what makes it go. The last time I was sure it was accupuncture, but recently I did some extensive accupuncture before a trip to Italy where I knew I'd be walking a lot on rough surfaces, and it didn't seem to do anything. I commute by bike, and I suspect that my typical bikers' stiffness contributes to my PF, so I'm focusing on stretching more. 15:17:38

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