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orthotics for flat feet?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by abezz, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. abezz

    abezz Peer Supporter

    does anyone here have flat feet? do you wear orthotics? i used to have custom orthotics casted specially to my foot from a foot doctor. but after i found out about sarno i have removed them a few years ago. the past little while i would have foot pain when flexing my foot upwards towards my knee. so of course the doubts are creeping in lol
  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi abezz,

    I think this is a good question.

    I had many worthless orthodics, expensive, made by doctors to try to alleviate my foot pain. Turned out I had TMS.

    As my pain went away, I did go back to a "superfeet" orthodic for general use. I did this to "throw the dog a bone," that is not give my foot/mind an excuse for pain. And this is what I had used prior to TMS. I am using a basic foot support, but not because there is anything wrong. I also take long walks every week or so with no support, just to send a clear signal to my brain that my feet are healthy.

    My feet are not flat, however. I have seen flat feet, and they are quite distinct in their appearance.

    If your feet have been pain-free for years, and it is returning, this points to TMS, in my opinion.

    Hope some of my words might help you sort this out.

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  3. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Totally agree with Andy. I had $350 orthotics prescribed for Morton's neuroma. Guess what - it is gone, and so are the orthotics which were used for couple days and proved useless. Neuroma seems to be one of many TMS manifestations, but I do use custom orthotics in my hiking boots for long-distance hiking. I don't have flat feet but I love my custom orthotics, they definitely keep my feet from hurting after a long day on the trail.
  4. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Abezz: What has changed in your life with the onset of the foot pain? This is probably the first question we should ask ourselves.

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