Went to a foot doctor for my son (8) because his legs hurt sometimes and he runs kinda funny. Turns out he has flat feet. Not too bad, easily treatable. Doc recommended doing a mold of his feet and they'll custom build inserts for this shoes. They should last about 1-2 years and they should fix his problem by then.
Problem is that it's $400 for all of that. Insurance doesn't cover that part. Anybody have experience with another foot place that does custom inserts for less? What about the ones you can find online that aren't custom? Example.
The custom ones are the best, my entire family has them. Our podiatrist wrote a prescription for them and it was covered. It has helped a lot. You can try the dr scholls brands and they will help but the custom ones literally fix exactly where you need the extra support. Good luck. We use DR Miller behind Kingwood hospital. He is great! Hope you find something that works.
I will tell you the custom ones can be slid in and out of any shoe. Cleats, tennis shoes, dress shoes. The ones from Amazon are very thick and will not go in every shoe, will lift the heel higher than the backs of most shoes.....from experience. The dr scholls ones are thinner and easier to insert in shoes. Hope that helps
I wouldn't order the one off amazon, I would go get the thinner but equal support of the dr scholls one. I had horrible luck with the one off amazon. So thick I could not wear it comfortably in any shoe. Good luck
That's a good idea. Those shoes are really expensive though. It's kind of a trade off between paying for the right shoes and getting the orthotic. And with a child who's foot is still growing, $400 is tough.
If you meet your insurance deductible, the cost goes down a lot.
I'm flat footed too. I haven't found anything that helps and tennis shoes are the worst because they have that "padding" where the arch goes. If u r flat footed, u stand on that all day and it hurtsssss where as if u have an arch, u don't even notice it.
I got stress fractures when we moved into a house with mostly tile floors about 10 years ago. I never wear shoes in the house and I have flat feet so it stressed them. I am now dealing with arthritis there plus had a bad horse wreck about 18 months ago. They're going to fix the ankle from the wreck in a week but there's nothing they can do about the arthritis. Sucks. The worst part is I'm not very old but my body begs to differ. Too many years riding horses.
Thanks laurabeth, I was curious BC my young son has hypermoblile joints, flat feet and and osteopenia. I've always thought they were related, but we have yet to get an answer. I don't think he has EDS though, based on the list of symptoms.