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Old 06-23-2003, 12:55 AM   #1
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Hi, can anyone recommend the best kind of sneakers for someone with Sciatica and lower back pain in general? Also, is an Orthopedist the first type of doctor I should see for this horrible pain?
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Old 06-23-2003, 07:08 AM   #2
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hi there, i suffer from sciatic pain also. i first found out that my feet pronate. do yours?
my doctor suggested brooks sneakers with drb..
and inserts for arch support..

Old 06-23-2003, 08:22 PM   #3
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I have sciatic pain in my thighs. I have always worn Orthotics and guess what. I have pronated feet. I purchased a "sciatic belt" 2 wks ago and....what difference! The leg pain was subdued almost instantly. I also use iceon the sciatic nerve and stretching exrcises. I'm going for physiotherapy tomorrow and seeing a "physiatrist" as well. I mad as heck and I'm going to wage war on this sciatica!

Try the belt. It is available at the "special Health Care" section of major drugstore chains. The women there were very helpful with "fittings". You will be amazed at the pain relief!...Tagger
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