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Is it the Insoles or the shoes?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm so thankful that the physical therapist took a moment to check my stance when I was there a week ago with awful knee pain; her suggestion to wear supportive shoes and heavy duty insoles has helped my knee so much that I called and cancelled my next appointment! I hardly feel any discomfort from my knee at all now; and wearing these ugly shoes and insoles has been worth it even though I hate to wear shoes in the house, I'm not taking them off until about time for bed!

I think the insoles and the shoes work together, so I'm wearing them both! emoticon
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    Girl, I have on a callous pad right now.....lol
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    2722 days ago
    I go barefoot in the house. There are some homes that shoes are not allowed to be worn past the entry. I wear what I call Mother Hubbard shoes that are very solid and I wear specially made insoles that have really helped my feet. Once in a great while for a very special occasion I will wear sandals, after a few hours I can feel the difference and am very relived to get back into my solid shoes.

    Hobbling is not one of my favorite activities.

    2813 days ago
    I learned something new yesterday when I was at the chiropractor. I told my doc that my right foot was bothering me after long workouts, especially at the top of the foot and in the toes. She made me take off my sneakers so she could check the bones. She told me that while my shoes have good support, my bones need more mobility so they don't get "stuck" together. She told me to make sure that I stretched my toes and feet before and after a workout (without shoes on). She also said that I should not wear the same shoes all day long, that I should give my feet a change of foundation so the bones will stay more flexible. She suggested I roll my feet and toes around a tennis ball every day to help with stretching. Anyway, I thought of you and this blog as she was telling me this stuff. Thought I'd share in case it helps you too.

    2850 days ago
    Hi Dusty,
    I say do whatever works and keeps you walking pain free.
    There is too much emphasis on what clothes, shoes and accessories look like. I say wear what makes you pain free.

    2856 days ago
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    Well Dusty maybe I will try that the dr. told me years ago to wear shoes all the time in the house etc. I did when I had the plantar fascitis but it seems to be OK now just constant feet and intermittent knee, hip and back pain. I have sort of started wearing my crocs in the house instead of slippers. I probably should take them with me during the day that is when I am most active. Thanks I may give it a try. What kind of shoes are they. Teri
    2856 days ago
    FlyLady talks about this, and says to definitely wear shoes inside the house, good supportive ones. So glad it helped you so much! That kind of help is BEAUTIFUL; hobbling around in pain is what's ugly.
    2856 days ago
    emoticon I'm all for anything that will help me put one foot in front of the other! ... and we're walking! emoticon
    2856 days ago
    emoticon Maybe you can deco the shoes with some paint or jewels that you get at a crafts store to what you like. Just a thought. emoticon
    2856 days ago
    I've been reading a lot of blogs on feet concerns. I was just given orthotics specially made for me. I've noticed a difference, even when they taped my feet with athletic tape. Listen to your PT they are very smart and you never know, by doing the recommendations, your body might correct it self
    2856 days ago
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