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Extreme arches and the problems they have caused.

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Kagefc666, Apr 12, 2023.

  1. Kagefc666

    Kagefc666 New Member

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    So I've been dealing with foot issues due the arches in my feet for about 13 years now. I can't find an insole that seems to make a significant difference. Ive done the plaster moulding of my foot, the foam step in boxes, and many other avenues. Over the years the pain has increased and it seems that nerve damage and issues have come along with the wear and tear. I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and gout. I've dealt with many ailments that have never been diagnosed as well. I take Allopurinol for the gout and Gabapentin for the nerve issues which offer some relief. I believe I deal with Morton's Neuroma and possibly arthritis as well. Mine is an extreme case and I'm just looking for advice on how to proceed. I take supplements that help with inflammation, I don't drink, eat a vegan diet and have recently cut out gluten. I wear shoes with EE wide toe boxes and like i said, a variety of insoles. Please help if you have come across this sort of thing! Thank you.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    My first thoughts are that you have a number of issues with the feet that may have nothing to do with the arches. Its probably better to get a proper diagnosis of the foot issues and the biomechanics to really see if any sort of foot orthotic is really going to make any difference.
  3. Kagefc666

    Kagefc666 New Member

    I appreciate the suggestion. I’ve been to a number of podiatrists over the years. I haven’t had much luck in regard to the advice they have given. Orthotics is generally one of the first things they inquire about. I’ve had some lean into gout being at the core of my issues. I’ve had several flare ups over the course of 13 years but none, to my knowledge, in the last few years. I had an appointment with a neurologist who concluded via electro testing that I do have nerve damage and deal with peripheral neuropathy. Both of these diagnosis have helped incrementally in understanding partially what I’m dealing with but nothing has led me to a place where my quality of life has improved much. I’ve had several x-rays taken which do reveal an extreme arch but nothing else that has been concerning. Do you think an MRI may reveal something helpful? Any thoughts on what may be going on here?

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