Flexible flatfeet and expensive orthosis

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Flexible flatfeet and expensive orthosis

Post by 24fps » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Hi all,

This week I met with a physician and he diagnosed me with flexible flatfeet. I found this page and the symptoms are spot on

http://www.foothealthfacts.org/footankl ... atfoot.htm

I can't walk for more than 15 minutes before I need to rest and I've been prone to shin splints since forever. Now the physician gave exercises to improve my condition as well as a prescription for orthosis for my shoes. I don't know about you but in my corner of the world (Quebec, Canada) these are sold for at least 400$.

What I simply need is a shoe insert with arch support in order to develop it, won't the 30$ drug store variety or even running/walking shoes that has arch support will suffice or do I really need the custom made-came down from heaven ones that only specialized store can offer?

Any of you had the same problem? which way did you go and did it improve your condition?

Thanks

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Re: Flexible flatfeet and expensive orthosis

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:14 am

Try it and see. If the $30 ones from the drugstore don't help you're only out about (let's see here) less than $40.
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