Flyer5 wrote:Consider exercises for flat feet. Its amazing what proper stretching and muscle building can do. Try searching for exercise's for flat feet .
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Hambden Bob wrote:Man,at 33,You've got it bad ! You make Your Living on Your feet,so an answer has got to exist and be discovered.....
I'm no Doc,but it strikes me that You get alot of relief when barefoot because what's structurally failing inside Your foot is no longer being forced to maintain a normal shape and function. It could mean that left unconfined without shoes or boots,that failure could keep advancing.
Before trying to take a pile of guesses,I'd tell You to try another Pro in the field. They may want to MRI Your feet to get the best look at all of the tissue structure to see what's declining as You age & work.
You may be able to avoid Surgery with a gradual reshaping of Your Foot-Bed,but it sounds like You've been through that to a great degree(With all the different Insoles that You've tried) with no luck......
Sorry for the dismal appraisal of Your situation,but that's how it strikes me,My Friend.....
By the way,how's that Kodak ? I Hope Well..........Keep Us posted on the Both of You !
labman wrote:I really don't think the military or not has much to do with it. Now that being said, the jungle rot wasn't any help for sure for most of us. The more we stand or walk on very hard surfaces, something modern man must endure, the more problems we have. After suffering for 30 years I found a good doctor that, that over time helped me greatly. But it was a long road to something near normal. They always ask when I was going to get off the concrete? That's easy for them to ask, but what is a guy to do for money?
Now that I am retired I don't suffer as much, but it will always be a problem. They usually try to avoid surgery because it poses more risks than rewards. Hang in there and give things time because there isn't any quick solutions.
I still have to wear custom orthotics' to this day. But I have only myself and the abuse I put my feet through to blame for that.
McGiever wrote:google...white's boots
Smokeyja wrote:McGiever wrote:google...white's boots
I looked into them when purchasing my last pair of boots and I wasn't a fan of the high heel on them. I ended up buying a pair of ironworker boots from Thorogood . I'm going to check out some wolverines next .