So much of the use of foot orthotics is based on compromises. The ideal foot orthotic and the ideal foot orthotic prescription is often modified away from that ideal to take into account the footwear that they are to be used in. This is particularity a problem in things like tight football boots or ballet flats when you need some form of arch support. These types of shoes are not designed for any sort of support or foot orthotic to go into them. They are minimalist by design. Often what I do for these types of patients is use a self adhesive silicon gel arch support which takes up very little room, but does give some support. There is a little bit of trial and error to get the placement in the shoe right for comfort. It is less than ideal, but better than nothing.
Arch Support in Footwear When There is Not Room for Arch Supports
Up Coming Boot Camps
- The Bauer Bump
- Severs Disease in Adults?
- What foot cream do you recommend?
- Lateral Column Support…
- “Too many toes” or “all the toes”
- Inhibition of the peroneal muscles
- The Supination Resistance Test
- Volunteering at the parkrun
- Are foot orthotics active or passive physical therapies?
- Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or adult acquired flat foot or progressive collapsing foot deformity?
- On a light-hearted note…
- Peroneal Tendinopathy is easy!
- “Overpronation” …. oh no!
- The Clinical Importance of Navicular Drop and Navicular Drift
- The Lunge Test Should be Done in Footwear
- Fluoroquinolone induced tendinopathy
- The Entity that is “Functional Hallux Limitus”
- My Interest in Concussion
- Severs Disease / Calcaneal Apophysitis
- I am a big fan of the Archies Flip Flops