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overpronation & foot pain

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

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    Hello, wondering if anyone has any ideas about my problem. I have worked in retail for about 3 1/2 years. I've always had pain in my heels, but the last few months it was much worse. Went to podiatrist, I have plantar fasciitis and I overpronate. I also have high arches,mild bunions, and my right tibia turns outward. I also had a neuroma in the left foot. My pod gives me a prescription for orthotics. I wore them one day for about five hours. Within two days, suddenly my right big toe is hurting, and my right forefoot doesn't fit properly in my shoes anymore. So I went back to the pod, he says I just need to wear my orthotics and that my bunion is making my foot that way. But my shoes fit fine 2 days before! And I think my foot is pronating more than it was before.

    So I go to a different podiatrist. She x rays my feet, says the mechanics of my feet are just really bad, it's genetic, and that I need to wear orthotics, but they should be adjusted. Meanwhile, I'm in lots of pain. My right ankle feels like it's turning in much more than before, the bottom of my big toe hurts, and the inside of my right foot hurts along the top of the big toe up toward the ankle and the ball of my foot hurts too. Not to mention the plantar fasciitis, which hasn't gone away. I hardly leave my house now. I can't work because I have to stand up at my job all day. The podiatrist won't give me an excuse because apparently pain isn't enough of an excuse.

    Now I have no shoes I can wear. Nothing I have fits anymore. Apparently I'm a wide width in the front and the rest of my foot is narrow width.
    My pod did send me to a phys therapist, and she said my right foot is really rolling in and I'm also slightly bowlegged.
    Does anyone have any idea what the heck is wrong with my feet ?
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    You've been to a number of doctor who all seem to tell you that basically the same things are wrong. What needs to be done for it would be to address each problem on its merits. Orthotics are simply not the answer for everything, but what you require would be impossible for me to determine without a hands-on evaluation. Keep in mind that all problems cannot necessarily be completely fixed.
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Thanks. I guess I'll just wait and see what happens. Both pods did say that basically orthotics are going to be the only thing that helps me. But they have also given me conflicting info on what it is exactly that's "mechanically wrong" with my feet. Also, the one pod also said I had a neuroma and it doesn't seem like the other one agrees with that. Unfortunately, I'm not a doctor so I have no idea who is right and who is wrong. It also really doesn't seem like the doctors I've seen care what happens to me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm poor and have a medical card.

    I'm only 28, I'm not overweight, I don't wear high heels or pinchy shoes. I don't know why I'm having so much pain. I'm trying to go to school in the fall to be a rad tech, but if my feet aren't better I may have to nix that idea.

    Going to have to just hope that orthotics can do something for me or start walking on my hands instead.

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