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by by HB
I decided to get fitted for orthotics as a preventative measure prompted by my boss and an orthopedic surgeon who both swear by them. Other people I know wear them and don't like them so I get mixed reviews. Since I had a very severe case of plantarfasciitis and torn Achilles back to back. I was thinking it would be wise. The process getting fitted and seeing the right person and having the correct information was terrible for me. I did finally get them and they hurt and had to go back for an adjustment because they were not right. In the meantime while getting treated for PF and getting better, I asked my podiatrist about them and he said I did not need them and why would I want something in my shoes the rest of my life and still young! I am 44yrs old and female. Don't worry about it!he said. Okay but I already had them from a place that's all they do is foot orthoses,ankle braces and prosthetic limbs. It was supposed to be fast because the lab is right on site so no sending out for the orthotics but the four days from start to finish turned into two weeks. The C.ped who fitted me for the orthotics used the blue foam box for the impression and said I could wear them and be comfortable all day. My last day for physical therapy at the orthopedic surgeon before starting work the next day having weeks off. I walked around in the orthotics and no problem but the next day at work was a disaster! I was in so much pain and had to leave early because of the orthotics! I know I have some kind of damage to my feet and ankles not to mention my legs and back are hurting as well. I can barely walk and every step is slow and painful! Now I am back to square one after being 90% better from the plantar fasciitis and a torn Achilles tendon! Another setback for me is very disturbing and don't know what path to take now. Thank you. HB
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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