... That's something I hadn't considered. Did you go to physical therapy or where did you find the exercises? I've been told my arch is fine. I went back to my old shoes like week but noticed today they are wearing out on the inside. They are Clarks. I may try to get another pair of Clarks since I've worn them in the past and they usually have good padding in them. I'll just... (11 replies)
... a nice arch. I have also had someone helping me but it has taken a lot of work. Had I known years ago, when I do now, I never would have let a surgeon remove my bunions because bunions are caused by weak muscles. My feet were so flat that my ankles were rolling in. I now have nice strong ankles, etc. ... (11 replies)
... Can you tell us exactly what kind of exercises you do/did to reach this point? (7 replies)
... I had HORRIBLE pronation and the most flat feet any one has seen. Wore orthotics and they did nothing but damage my feet because they made the feet muscles weaker, which, in turn, made the heel tight and the shins and legs tight. ... (7 replies)
... I (and many others on here will agree) will strongly recommend that you see a board certified foot/ankle orthopedist rather than a podiatrist if you are considering surgery. Podiatrists are great for orthotics, diabetic foot care, things like that but the foot is very difficult to operate on and they are not as specialized or as well-trained as the foot/ankle orthopedists. ... (2 replies)
... I found that orthotics helped me after surgery. It seems to take the pressure off of the forefoot. ... (6 replies)
... I had a bunionectomy a couple of week ago and have new custom orthotics for my 'leisure' shoes. I don't yet have custom orthotics for my work shoes, and won't be covered through insurance for another pair for 8 more months. ... (6 replies)
... way off. When things were getting worse, I had the bunion surgery and the toes straightened out and that was well over fifteen years ago. I could see where the bunions were coming back and was very upset. I had had flat feet for years as well. ... (2 replies)
... counter orthotics and, again, my feet are doing well. ... (1 replies)
... It is my understanding that those of us with flat feet are more prone to getting bunions if we don't wear shoes/orthotics that provide good support.
In my case, I just had the bunion fixed. For the flat feet, I stick to shoes that have good support. (1 replies)
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... Funny, I thought my entire foot was going to feel good. Now my toes feel better slightly, but not enough that I think the orthotics are worth it. Both in the dollars I shelled out and the discomfort factor. ... (7 replies)
... My bunions were caused by a structural defect in my feet. My arches are very high. ... (15 replies)
... I agree with Teddie's suggestion of orthotics. I know I am getting fitted for them after my foot is completely healed, in order to prevent the bunion from reoccurring. I also think you can get a bunion splint that will keep your foot in it's proper position while you sleep, and keep the tendons from tightening up too much (which worsens a developing bunion). (2 replies)
... Well staying away from bad shoes is a first but I think going to a Podiatrist and having him evaluate how you walk.. it seems from what my POD said that yes it is hereditary but it has to do with how you walk and body mechanics.. you may need to get fitted with orthotics and that will correct the way you walk (if that is an issue) and that will certainly help because as I... (2 replies)
... dition to bunions. My left foot appears worse and has a cyst on it, but my right foot has more pain in the big toe, bunion area and in the neuroma. I left with orthotics and cortizone shots. I was happy for three months. Since then, the symptoms have worsened especially in the neuroma in my right foot. ... (2 replies)
... i think you should wait, also. there are a lot of changes after surgery. (5 replies)
... I have severe bunions on both feet. ... (5 replies)
... Hey I just saw your thread here, and I hope you didn't end up getting surgery.
Surgery is definitely a last resort for a many reasons, a couple are:
1) It's painful, and it takes a long time for your foot to fully recover.
2) It doesn't correct the underlying problem, (usually related to your skeletal formation of the legs, and or ligaments/muscles) it just helps to... (16 replies)
... On another post I wrote that I was diagnosed with a bunion and my podiatrist said that orthotics won't slow the progression of a bunion. After doing research, I'm convinced that they will at least help. I didn't realize the different types though. ... (4 replies)