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1/9/10 12:03 P

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I'm glad you found the information helpful.

Just a note: I have had orthotics made by two different podiatrists over the last 10 years or so, and neither of them was as careful in assessing, measuring, and fitting as my current physical therapist. She has also been an academic physical therapist, so she talked me through everything, and I have a much better understanding of what to look for, and why I need what I need as a result.

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1/8/10 10:20 P

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Janett,
Wow, that is great that you found out what the problem is. Thanks for PT. I also have many issues with my feet and have paid $400 for orthitics that I still am having problems with.. It just so happens that the dr I got them from, and yes they were casted for my feet, does not take my insurance anymore. At first they thought I had compartment symdrome, I do have a bone spur in one heal, and still trying to deal with this issue. Right now I have not ran in 2 weeks and trying to take time off of running to figure this out. But after hearing your story, I am going to go back to my PT and see what he can figure out. THanks for the posting and hope all goes well. Right now I am starting aqua jogging to keep me going until I get some answers.

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1/8/10 5:07 P

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Thank you all. I still have a long way to go, but I am looking forward to running again.

Three cheers for great physical therapy!!

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1/8/10 2:22 P

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i am SO glad that you are starting to get some answers and can begin healing! what a long road - yes, three cheers for a GREAT physical therapist!!!

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1/8/10 10:01 A

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It takes alot of courage to endure all of that. I know how I feel when I get sidelined for just a little while. hang in there and I hope that you can get back out there soon!

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Glad it all turned out right. Keep on running.

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1/8/10 5:26 A

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Sounds like some great news....you should be back in no time!!!

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1/7/10 10:28 P

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It sure is nice when you finally get some answers, from someone you can trust.

Woohoo for a good day. I also wish you pain free runs coming soon.

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YAY for answers!

And here's to being able to run again soon, pain-free. I'm sending good vibes your way!

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It's wonderful you learned so much definitive information today. Best of luck with the new orthotics and your journey back to running!

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The saga of my right foot continues, but I have some new and definitive information today.

To recap, it started out in early October as a suspected stress fracture. It was then considered more likely to be tendinitis, and was treated as such, while I took a break from running for about 9 weeks.

At the end of the 9th week, I tried running on it again, and the pain came back exactly the same as before. My doctor suspected a bone spur and ordered an xray, a reevaluation of my custom orthotics, and a gait analysis.

So here's what I learned today at the clinic: there is a little bit of everything that's wrong with my foot (or feet actually; the other one has problems too). I have bone spurs. I have arthritic changes. I have seriously flat feet, and on top of that, I have feet that are flexible where they are supposed to be rigid, that pronate at least twice as much as they are supposed to, and have other irregularities that are so numerous and so technical I can't even begin to describe them. All of this causes a lot of abnormalities in my foot mechanics.

Here's the good news. (Yes, there is good news here too.) As far as bone spurs and arthritis go, mine aren't real bad. My shoes (Brooks Addiction for walking, and Brooks Ariel for running) are some of the best motion control shoes on the market today. and they are just right for my feet.

My current orthotics, while not all bad, were improperly fitted, and are totally inadequate in controlling the excess motion in my feet when I walk and run. I'll be getting newer, better fitted orthotics with additional motion control features.

The therapist thinks that with these changes, I may be able to avoid surgery and to run again. No one has yet said when I may be able to run again, but I hope it won't be more than a couple of months. It'll take about 3 weeks to get the orthotics made, a couple of weeks to get used to the changes in them, and then there may be other treatment recommendations from my doctor.

I learned A LOT today. I am very grateful for the skills of my physical therapist. I have been to see several podiatrists in the past, and none of them have have ever done so thorough a job of evaluating my feet. It really explained a lot, and I am hopeful that I will be able to run again. I miss it!

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