ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Feet Hurt: Maybe I Need Orthotics

Updated on April 28, 2016

Feet Feel Pain

How many nerve endings are in a foot? Well. I don't know, but I do know that when your feet get irritated, they are all you start to think about.

Feelings of a sharp pain, a burning sensation. Then, a feeling that your shoe is getting tighter and tighter and loosening the laces doesn't seem to help. Then, you pull off your shoe and adjust your sock and realize that your foots temperature is rising past your endurance level.

Hot Spots

Yes. Sometimes, a vision of the perfect moment is thinking about a bucket of water that has a couple bags of ice floating in it. Then, plunging your feet in them. Walking on a snowbank sounds appealing.

Foot Problems

Nope. Foot problems are not fun. Foot problems are horrible.

There is help available. You may have to visit a special doctor that deals with pain in the feet. This doctor is known as a podiatrist.

You will need to make an appointment and have them evaluate the condition of your feet. They may make a cement or plaster cast of your foot. They can then analyze what types of issues your particular feet are having and design the help you need.

Shoe Inserts

Our podiatrist recommended a orthotic that was designed to support, align and comfort low arch feet. The pad is covered with a material that prevents bacteria from forming which keeps odor and fungi in control.

We purchase the Lynco Sports orthotic from Aetrex. We usually order the L420 Mens system, but they are hard to come by, since they seem to have stopped making them. They are still available but the prices vary according to how scarce they are. Supply and demand is a bad thing when you need to purchase a few pairs, one for each pair of shoes you want to treat.


Sometimes, one doesn't know where to turn. There are magazines that sell shoes that supposedly treat Plantar Fasciitis. If you go to YouTube, there is a very interesting video prepared by a podiatrist - Dr. Julia Overstreet. The title is named Plantar Fasciitis explained by a Podiatrist. It was very helpful.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • brutishspoon profile image


      2 years ago from Darlington, England

      I use orthotics. They are a great help as I had a bunion on my left foot from birth and was knock kneed leading to me suffering from sciatica. I have had an operation on my bunion but it still gives me some trouble. Using the orthotic insoles has reduced the amount my feet fall inwards and this in turn has reduced my sciatic pain.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      You have made it very short. I also suffer from feet problems. The bottom side of my feet got damaged with rain water filled shoes or any other reason during 1995. Since then, I have this problem. But, I got accustomed to it now. Once in a blue moon, I keep my feet in hot water with Dettol drops and a bit of salt in it. I used to warm them and heal them with hot bricks covered with leaves of Gigantic swallow wart on the advice of some neighbours during many years back. But, not now.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)