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My Feet Hurt: Maybe I Need Orthotics
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.
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.
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.
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.