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    Question Orthotic insoles what to buy?

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    Hello, my question is as follows? What on earth do i buy?i don't have any foot problems as such but i have read about plantar fasciitis and how anyone can get it..? So what do i buy orthotics wise to help prevent myself from getting this condition or any other for that matter?
    Do i buy custom orthotics which are way to expensive for me or some online? Has anyone got any ideas?

    Iv not been getting any problems as such... i often run places..... been on running forums and they say only get orthotics if you are prescribed them? But other places people say you need them to prevent injury?

    Any help?

    thank you

    would some of these be adequate?



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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    an ethical practioner will not sell you orthotics if you don't need them. So ask around who in your area is knowledgable, and who does not sell everyone that they see a pair of orthotics. You want someone who will charge you to assess your needs. You don't want to see someone for a "free consultation" if possible. The "free" consultants only make money if they sell you a pair, so the pressure is there to sell, sell, sell. Ask local physios who does this. Check that the physio is not financially related to the practioner they send you to. And check with more than one physio, and pick physios to ask who have worked for a while in your area of course.


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    If you are into serious jogging/running regularly and have money to get rid of and you also have a swiss base: there are places in Zurich and Basel where you can have your running technique analysed and advice on the best shoes/insoles for you. There are qualified people doing it. There may be more possibilities. As Crystal said....Free is not to be recomended. Try Google and see what serious stuff is available


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    We sell tons of orthotics at the London foot pain clinic where we see tons of PF.

    The main cause is over pronation and/or toe extension (toe running)

    Custom made are a waste of time often they are poorly made in a back room and are really only meant for people who have server foot deformity (from birth, fracture or nasty accident). We evaluate the foot for 60 and sell a orthotic made to measurements and task for average of 60.00 inc VAT.

    This is a fair costing for a very good orthotic, so look for similar prices.

    Do you NEED orthotics to stabilise flat foot? That depends, research has shown that western shoes seem to cause a dropped arch (very rare in Africa where people often don't wear shoes). They won't make you lazy although I often give people a ankle balancing excercise called "pen penny" (worth looking up).

    A pedi roller is a great device that allows you to regularly break up the fascia and slow down any thickening. I you don't have pain already this would be the preventative approach.

    There are a page of excercise specific to self treating PF on the London foot pain clinic website


    http://plantarfasciitistreatmentlond...tis-excercises


    Good luck


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    Hi Dizzio

    I started to get some twinges in my foot which I assumed was the on set of plantar fasciitis so I got myself some insoles as a preventitive measure. My Podiatrist said not to bother with the custom made ones at this point as it was not worth me spending the money. Instead they suggested some "off the shelf" orthotic insoles. I tried a couple of pairs which I didnt really feel comfortable with but then found an Australian brand called Footlogics. They have a UK website Heel Pain | Foot Pain | Plantar Fasciitis | Orthotics, Insoles and I must say I am very happy with them. I guess everyones feet are different so they might not work for everyone but they are inexpensive (around 20) and look well made and so far I have run about 200 miles (not in one go!!!!!) and they are going strong.
    I hope this helps

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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    Just a note for Burt: although not always true 20 orthotics are often made from a foam construct with no plastic re-inforced spine. Although these work well they degrade quickly when used for running. Please check every six months as will probably need to be replaced.

    Look for a creasing of the foam around the arch support and compare arch height between left to right when placed out of shoe.

    On the upside they are normally very comfortable but can also be thickish creating a heel lift. This isn't so much of a problem in trainers but can cause blisters in work shoes.


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    Thank you Nmarman! I will look out for the creases as a sign of degradation. I try to avoid work shoes as that means I am in the office!!! I have just sent an email to the manufacturer and they told me they are soon bringing out a sports orthotic with a plastic shell. It will be a couple of pounds more expensive but I am assuming will be longer lasting.

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    Thank you Nmarman! I will look out for the creases as a sign of degradation. I try to avoid work shoes as that means I am in the office!!! I have just sent an email to the manufacturer and they told me they are soon bringing out a sports orthotic with a plastic shell. It will be a couple of pounds more expensive but I am assuming will be longer lasting.


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    Interesting point; the normal bio mechanics of the arch is for it to slightly flatten the the leg is directly above knee (just after heel strike. So foam is great as it allows some drop but stops the "too much!". Diffrent sports load the foot differently. Tennis and and basketball means you need a stiff reactive arch support because this is how you brake and push of in another direction. If the arch has no to stuff the repetitive pressure can cause secondary problems.

    Running is more straight line so a stiffer arch should be good with a thick toe end to cushion impact.

    We still use foam orthotics for most sports but the foams are diffrent density in diffrent zones along sole. So the athlete can react and the orthotics last longer. We ask people to change theirs once a year.

    Double edge sword I am afraid. I would just change them periodically that's all.


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    I have a bunion, hammer toes, wide front foot and narrow heel, low arches but none of that matters with the construction of orthofeet's shoes. I used to have pain in my heels and balls of my feet but no more. Yesterday I walked 7 miles and didn't come home with that "I can't wait to get these shoes off" feeling you get with other brands. They start off comfortable and stay comfortable. Thank you!!!!


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    Re: Orthotic insoles what to buy?

    I've been suffering from turf toe for a while, and finally bought the Orthofeet BioSole-Gel orthotics. They helped with discomfort immediately, and easily fit into most of my shoes--I just remove the footbeds that come with the shoe before inserting the orthotics. I wore them yesterday to walk my dog, and they were very comfortable.
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