Re: Flat feet

Many podiatrists including myself utilize both custom made and pre-fab orthotics. Patients all vary in their needs and wants. There are times that I will tell a patient one type or another will not work for them. In all my years of practice I have seen many types of orthotics that people have gotten elsewhere- from their physical therapists, orthopedist, chiropractor, sporting good store, state fair or convention, etc. If they work and the patient is happy with it- I never argue with success. If they don't then I do a biomechanical evaluation including watch the patient walk.

There may be a better orthotic for you, but the only way to know would be to examine your feet. You might want to consider making an appointment with another podiatrist and explain your concerns again and tell them what did not work.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 25, 2004 at 18:31:09:

In Reply to: Flat feet posted by Gene H. on February 25, 2004 at 14:49:31:

Indications: Achilles tendonitis, Acute Achilles paratendonitis, Achillobursitis, Post-operative treatment after Achilles tendon ruptures, Posterior Achilles tendon bursitis.

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