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  1. gdionelli

    You may want to skip this one.

    I feel your pain, Dave.
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    Knee 4, Dave 1

    Sorry, Dave. I'm at two years and counting. Hope things will be different for you.
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    the last refuge of a scoundrel

    So this is where you're hanging out? I don't enjoy having to come look for you.
  4. gdionelli

    Well. Hello, Monday.

    I feel your pain. My life is kinda like that right now.
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    I have had a mild neuroma. Didn't have custom orthotics, but did put a neuroma pad under the insole - and it DID help. I'm on the verge of ditching the orthotics altogether. I did think about getting a bigger pair of shoes to accommodate the orthotics under the insoles, but dang it - who's to know if that will work? And I'm getting tired of spending money on stuff that doesn't work!
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    I'm glad it finally worked! Mine is actually a relatively mild case - at this point. I don't want it getting any worse!
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    So the strategy worked for him? I feel like my month in the boot was wasted because I should have gone straight from it to the orthotics. But after I got out it was almost 3 months before I received the first pair. I can put up with these orthotics if there's a good hope they will fix the problem. Thanks, OC!
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Don't apologize - I asked for comments. My orthotics, the ones that put me in MORE pain, were designed to distribute the force to the arch. When that didn't work he went the other direction - transferring the force to the non-affected metatarsals. That DID work, when he accomplished it by sticking pads that he'd cut with scissors onto the bottom of the shoe insert. So then he ordered the second pair of orthotics - but they seem to combine the two approaches. I also think that they don't "closely conform" to my arch - the arch of the insert seems to me to be too far back, with a lump under the beginning of my heel pad.
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Thanks. Yes, I've removed the original innersole. The thing about the low drop shoe is that it's designed for a low drop innersole - that's why I'm wondering if I'd be better off with a higher drop shoe. You are absolutely right about the specialists not understanding. And it doesn't help that my two and a half year foot saga has culminated in me not looking like a runner!
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Haha! You got that about right! Yes, the podiatrist talks about tweaking them - it's just such a time-consuming process, and after all this I'm sick of waiting weeks for a new set, then weeks for my next appointment. It's pretty hard now not to get discouraged! Thanks for the support, KRG!
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Thanks, Carol. I probably will! According to the doc, if the orthotics do what they're supposed to I should eventually be able to get back to going without them.
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Thanks, Dave. Yes, he talked about break-in time, and I'm working up gradually. From what I read orthotics are the only real treatment for (relatively) mild sesamoiditis. I've already spent a month in a walking boot for it, plus used a lot of anti-inflammatories. There is a surgery, reserved for tougher cases, and trust me - I don't want surgery again!
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    Cinco 5k Mayo RR and other news

    Well done! Sounds like you'd have hit your A goals had it been a flat course.
  14. gdionelli

    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Thank you both. I will try heel lock lacing for the sliding problem. I'm still not convinced, however, that I can tolerate the high arches - I wore them about five hours today, and finally had to ditch them for a while - it just hurt! I'll keep plugging away at it.
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    Orthotics question - need your collective wisdom

    Thank you, KRG! He saw me in those shoes and I mentioned the sliding around - he just indicated I would probably get used to them. I don't see that the sliding would stop given the "shortness" of these shoes. I'm seeing him again in about 3 weeks. Still working up to wearing these things all day. Yes, "almost obnoxious" is a good description.
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