My hubby went to the doc today for his emg results. He found out he has plantar facitis (spelling sorry) , tarsal tunnel and a bone spur plus nerve damage in his right foot. He has the same in his left except for the bone spur and its not nearly as bad in the left foot. He wants to put orthotics in his shoes that are custom made after they do a cast imprint of the foot , the cost is $ 400.00 and our insurance refuses to pay at all. I just wondered if any of you have had the same diagnoses and if you got the orthotics and did they help???? I would hate to pay all that money and then he still has to have a painful surgery anyway , but on the other hand it may be very well worth trying!! thanks
You can get orthotics a lot cheaper than that. Who is quoting that price? There's someone around here that makes custom made orthotics for $50. Uses a mold and everything. Or you can just go to the drug store and buy some. Plantar fasciitis will go away on its own after a while. I wouldn't pay $400, that's for sure. Don't blame your insurance company for not wanting to pay for that.
Hi How did you get on with ortotics,i have foot arthritis,and have had them for several months but sadly they didnt do any good for me,i am now going to have surgery next month,did u have relief from the ortotics or are u like me having operation please let me know.teresa.
hi , sadly i have all the same complaints and more and have had them for over 16 years on and off . i have had all kinds of insoles , the latest costing £1200.00 and none of them have ever worked for me i am now considering surgery , hope this helps
Hi, I hate to sound like a broken record, but my husband had a 'miracle" relief of his symptoms when he started wearing MBT shoes. I'm not one to "hawk" a product but it worked sooo well for him I feel bad not letting people know. It might not work for everyone and they ARE expensive ($250) but he virtually was symptom free in two days. he could barely walk in the mornings his was so bad.
I have also read on a couple of these threads about the cost of orthotics...I went to a store here in Atlanta, Foot Solutions, got measured for orthotics by way of standing on a computerized foot scale that measured the imprint of your foot, got fitted there in the store - could have walked out with them but don't want to get them until my other foot is taken care of surgically. A half insert set costs $89, a whole insert set costs $125. Then, at a golf warehouse place I had the guy measure me in almost the same way and the inserts there cost $50. Where is the $400, $500, $1200 pricing coming from???
Are the MBT shoes the rocker shoes?? I tried some on with the orthotics and thought I had died and gone to heaven!! Where were these shoes when I needed them 5 years ago??
Yes they have rocker soles. We got ours directly from the company online. He got a second pair for Christmas because he wears them EVERY day. I think he would trade ME for his MBT's if it came down to it! :=)
I don't know what kind of problems those shoes help, but when I put them on I had zero pain, even in the surgery foot that was throbbing before I put them on. Most shoes I seem to feel every stitch and every edge. With the rocker shoes I also felt completely balanced when I walked on them...no foot rolling, or too much pressure on the toe when I pushed off. I never felt my feet actually, they were completely comfortable. Also, and I read this, you get a great leg and glute workout when you use them. The people at the foot store all wore them all day long. They wouldn't wear anything else. All I know is they were about the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn and intend to put aside some money for them...they were priced at $250....so I need to save for them. (Plus the orthotics were another $100)
Hey guys, I was eating crawfish :-) so am glad someone else answered. I really don't know what conditions the shoes are good far except for Pf and also those who have had fusions. I asked my foot specialist PT and she said NO for me because I have tendinopathy in my achilles as well my PTT stuff. She said they are not good for an achilles that is "at risk" but they are great for PF. I see her tomorrow so I'll try to remember to ask her about Morton's neuroma, bunions,etc.