Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by courtrage, Feb 5, 2006.
whats the difference between an insole labeled as an orthotic vs just a regular insole?
Most insoles are for normal feet, neutral without need for alignment.
I am using $30 Spenco full-length heel supports. Where you categorize them I don't care, they helped me get rid of my PF.
Has anyone felt the effect of increased stamia, and reduced fatigue after fitting orthotic insoles?
Maybe its the placebo effect, but since I fitted my arch supports, I feel a hell of a lot better towards the end of a match...
my actual prescibed insoles were too hard....
spenco ones are nice.... i also had these red ones that molded to your feet (yoursole.ca yoursole.com or something like that)
the problem i had was that they didn't fit perfectly and end up with horrible callouses on back of feet (the doctor fitted ones fit perfectly but were very hard)
marius, what about the spenco got rid of the PF...was it added cushion? arch?
i think you told me you havent used the osciallates without the spenco...i'd be interested in knowing if they help without insoles. its been so long since i had the oscillates, i cant remember if i had heel pain in them or not. I think i did, but that was over 5 years ago when i was in my early 20s so it probably didnt affect me that much...
tom, my 1st pair of orthotics were hard like styrene, podiatrist covered it with poron, flat spenco-like material. Btw, spenco makes a flat insole, which can add cushioning to an existing insole, cover your orthotics, or allow adding more arches or heelcups, Tulis, whatever allows pain-free tennis.
i also noticed the biggest problem happens in my left foot. i'm pretty sure its a tad bigger than right. asided from that, in highschool i had a guy land on the inside of it playing soccer and i think that messed it up...more likely to roll my left ankle is all...could that mean due to a weak ankle, my foot is feeling more pressure in bad spots?
I put up with rolling my ankles until I went to custom hard prescribed insoles. It took me a week to get use to the feel, now it don't leave home without them. They help if you have a major foot alingment issuse. A trip to the foot dr will at least get you an exact measurement.
i love (loved?? haven't seen them in awhile) my spenco's.. but maybe you want to get them too big and then cut them down.
i know they have more than one type of product too.
i just tried the sof sole graphite orthotic and drove to work for about 1.5hrs and when i got out of the car and walked to my office i took them out...they bothered my knees..i dont know if i need to wear them longer to get use to the or what...they specifically mention PF in their description...
courtrage, looks like you need this, http://www.sofsole.com/pages/sofsolefootscan/index.html
you're my hero! looks like i'll have to drive 70 miles to tampa, but its probably cheaper than seein a Dr :-D
has anyone used walk-fit - tv commercial - i bought them, will let you know
jamn, do you mean those Phase 4 orthotics for $19.95. Felt like walking with a cue ball stuck in my arch. Should be BOG10 free. Probably used in Guantanamo Bay, eh?
thats the first thing i thought when he said it..i mean, would they sell it on TV if it didnt work? :-D
how long do you give an insole to soften up....tried the graphite orthotic and took them out after 5 minutes of walkin...
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