birkenstock and persistence
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Posted by eileen on June 22, 1998 at 13:09:36:
I am a 2 plus year survivor of pf, and after having every usual rx for this finally had epf 10 months ago, with only mild sucess from the sugery. So after 2 year I still continued to have mild pain, and could only wear reebock dmx's with orthotic. Every time I tried any other shoe or sneaker I would have pain after 10 min. which would last for days. I tried birkenstocks sandal-the arizona style and one with a back strap with the same pain, was unable to wear them without severe pain. But persistence does pain off. I bought a third pair this time the Monterey style with 2 thick straps one at the toes and one across the top of the foot. I have been wearing them pain free now for 4 days. Its really amazing I can wear them without pain. I do notice some slight discomfort after changing to reebocks under the heel of my feet but I am hoping that with continous use this will pass. But would like to know if anyone elese experienced any discomfort getting use to the birkenstock. I am able to walk in them pain free, but when I am a rest or change to athletic sneaker is when I notice the sl pain. I still stretch twice a day, wear orthotic in the reebocks, take glucosomine 1000 mg/day, 1200mg Calcuim. Any other suggestions would be great.
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