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WalkFit Orthotics - Day 1

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Today is my first day with the orthotics. So far my foot is not really happy

The arch in my Right foot has fallen a bit. I'm not flat footed, but it's fallen enough the physiotherapists feel that might be what's causing my runners knee in my right knee. I am going to see an podiatrist on March 7. In the meantime, a friend recommended trying these. They cost much less than a custom orthotic, so I figured why not.

I'm only supposed to keep it in for 1 hour of my first day. No problem there.

My left foot feels okay. It's different - support in area's I'm not really used to having support on. But it doesn't feel bad.

My Right foot it's a different story. I feel the support - that's not bad. But I've got a mild ache towards the back of my arch.

I'm hoping it's an adjustment thing - that my foot has to re-learn how it feels to be in the right position. So I'm not giving up. I'm just going to be really careful to not cause back spasms with these things.

At this point, I'm thinking I definitely won't be training with these any time soon.

I took them off after the 1hour. It's definitely a change. I have some twinges in my knee, hip, and even shoulder (my knee and shoulder are being treated by the physiotherapist). Not exactly pain, but if these were a new pair of shoes, I wouldn't buy them based on these twinges.

Here's hoping it goes well tomorrow too.
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  • JUSTME29
    A lot of things like that take a break-in period. If you're still not comfortable with them when you go back in, ask when you next see the doctor.
    1462 days ago
    I also wear orthotics. The trick is to find the ones that work best for YOU! You'll love it when you find that perfect match!
    1462 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I have been wearing walkfit since the first year they cam eon the market. I have four pair, bought two pair for my daughter and have recommended them to hundreds of people. At first we had to order them either via phone or online,, Target has been carrying them for a few years now.

    Before I discovered them, I was literally crawling on the floor when I got home from work, could not walk. Within a week, i was fine.. ditto for DD. As long as you remove the insole from any shoe, it is ready for walkfit. I have two pair of the original and two of the platinum..

    You will feel that for the first few days, but once your spine adjusts itself to the re-alignment, you will forget you have them in your shoe.. I never try a pair of shoes on without them.. Store clerks ask me about them when they see me remove the insole to try them on..
    It tells you to wear one hour first day,increase an hour each day.. I wore them four hours the first day at work on cement floors,. DD wore them eight hours on cement floors.

    We have wide, thick feet..

    The key to comfort is wear them in every shoe or slipper you wear.. I use the lowest adjuster, DD is on the third one I think.. you really do have to go through training your feet first.. I know t first all you can feel is that hard plastic, but I guarantee you, after awhile, you will not!!

    I have never worn a"bare pair" since I bought my first set of these.. You will never regret it!!

    1462 days ago
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