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I've had the worst time getting my orthodics right...I'm went to the sports dr(s) that all the athletes go to for footie problems.<br><br>
Round 1...right arch cutting in, blisters<br><br>
Round 2...right arch too much support, still cutting in blisters. Oh...and left one was too SHORT!<br><br>
Round 3...in break-in period...just put them in my asics...going shopping. I won't run in them until I've put a week of walking around in them.<br><br>
If this doesn't work, I think I'll throw in the towel. Tri training is about to really pick up next cycle...unless Sheldon grounds me again. Don't need to add new things in when training gets "more 'funner' "
 

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((((TITHERS))))--hope you get it straightened out---cause I need to watch you (via internet) cause the IM finish line <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Sorry to hear that. I never believed in orthodics until I met my chiropractor. I didn't go for him for orthodics, but my shoudler. Then we got to talking about my foot problems and he fit me with some that have been great! In fact my coach sends all his people to this guy, and we are all on orthodics it seems (probably a big scam <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">). But my foot issues have gone away. I can find out more about the brand of them and maybe you could find a chiro or someone that knows about them. I'll see him tuesday for my bum shoulder.
 

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$300...one more try. Just sayin'<br><br>
Wasn't happy before...if I'm not happy once I start running in them I PROMISE I'll put them away.<br><br>
I'm just wearing them out and about. The right one def. feels way better than before.
 

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Niem-the peeps I went to for my orthodics are the foot drs for the Falcons, Thrashers and Hawks.<br><br>
CC goes to them too.<br><br>
I think I got unlucky...everyone else that went to them seems to have gotten a good fit the first time.<br><br>
I tried super feet before the orthodic route. Those cut into my arches.<br><br>
You win some, you lose some.<br><br>
As for my other sports probs, I have a good sports chiro who fixes me up nice!
 

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I tried orthos...<br>
Hated running them...<br>
Ok walking in them.<br><br>
Now I use power stepers...<br>
They work fine for both walk and run.<br>
Even was in them for the marathon years back.<br><br>
My trainer @ gym has a catalog where I can order w/out poditrist markup.
 

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Tithers - did you see Dr Julien or one of his assocs? Maybe time to switcharoo?
 

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Julien is hard to get an appoint. with. It's his partner...peobles or however you spell it. Same office...
 

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Me not so impressed.<br>
Just sayin'<br><br>
In all fairness, saw him once and never got to followup, but he didn't followup on his end with the referral. So, again me not so impressed.<br><br>
Nice enough and I'm sure very competant, but he talked to me for 15min, diagnosed me with possible compartment syndrome (which was wrong), said he'd refer me to someone in chicago and never did. I had to call 3x to get that referral. And then guess what? He referred me to my current group. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br><br>
But I got a nice copy of Dr Julien's book <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I'm kinda surprised that Dr. P didn't follow up properly. He's given me a lot of attention. Crap. He even called me to check up after IMFL.<br><br>
Isn't compartment syndrome hard to diagnose?<br><br>
Either way...if round 3 is disastrous again, I'm done.<br><br>
So far, from just walking about the right one feels much better.
 

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Yup. Power steps are fantastic. When I finally gave up on my orthotics and switched to power steps the PF, which I'd had off and on for many years, all but disappeared. My 13 y.o. son just started having some heel pain and I stuck a pair of powersteps into his shoes, too, and the pain resolved. You can get them at heelspurs dot com.
 

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Just curious but did they give you a protocol for breaking them in? Those 300-400 dollar orthodics apparently need to be broken in. For me it was wear 1 hour first day, 2 second day, etc.. up until the 8th day where then I could wear them all day long. I did run in them that first week, but only twice and I kept it to like 30 minutes. A friend of mine that got the same pair from the same doctor tried to race in them a few days after getting them and his feet were all blistered up.
 

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Yup-each time they were well-broken in before I ran in them...hence me waiting until next week to run in them.
 
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