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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.

Advertisements

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.

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    • brutishspoon profile image

      Amy 

      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.

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