Insole in 1 shoe?

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  1. banter

    banter Semi-Pro

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    I have a flat right foot. The other foot is fine and dandy.

    Has anyone put in an insole in one shoe while leaving the other with the basic factory insole?

    I ask because my flat foot is causing my right leg to be depressed since the pronation; thus having my right hip dip below the level of my left side. I don't like this and I can imagine this causing problems down the road.
     
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  2. charliefedererer

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    Is there a reason you wouldn't put the insoles into both shoes, as they are sold in pairs?
     
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  3. charliefedererer

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    Hopefully Posture Guy will see this post and comment.

    Could it be that you actually have weakness of the muscles about the hip that is causing you to have a flat foot on one side?

    It is interesting that in his book Pain Free that Pete Egoscue tells of success "curing" many of their flat feet by doing the exercises in his book that strengthen muscles in the hip and leg.

    I don't have firsthand experience with how often and how successful doing these exercises are, which is why I hope Posture Guy will comment.


    You may want to check out post #7 in this currently running thread to see how primary dysfunction of one of the gluteal muscles that maintains hip elevation can lead to a cascade of problems going down the leg: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=425152
     
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  4. banter

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    Thanks, charliefedererer.
     
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