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    hi all, just wish to gather some information regarding this flat feet problems.
    due to the nature of my work which needs lottsa standing and walking, photography work included, my arch started to lower down causing heel pain problems. they call it flat feet. went to doctor and they can't do much. asked to do regular stretching exercise on my legs, take pain killer pills, and put insole into my foot-wear. so i followed what is instructed but still the pains come once in a while if i stand or walk to much.
    those who have this experiences may share some tips here how to cut down the pain? those insole that sells outside don't really helps......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesser
    hi all, just wish to gather some information regarding this flat feet problems.
    due to the nature of my work which needs lottsa standing and walking, photography work included, my arch started to lower down causing heel pain problems. they call it flat feet. went to doctor and they can't do much. asked to do regular stretching exercise on my legs, take pain killer pills, and put insole into my foot-wear. so i followed what is instructed but still the pains come once in a while if i stand or walk to much.
    those who have this experiences may share some tips here how to cut down the pain? those insole that sells outside don't really helps......
    I have flat feet too

    I've tried those ortho insoles... super hard. wear already more pain. Don't put too many insoles inside or those that are too soft.

    Too many insoles will deform and later bend the foot even more wierd

    Too soft will make you tire more. Just like walking on sand.

    Running shoes and cross trainers are the best way to go.

    No narrow shoes. Make things worse.

    Firm but not hard shoes.

    NO HEAVY SHOES.

    Shoes are a hit and miss thing. sometimes can find one that somehow fits perfectly.

    It's also got to do with blood circulation. When pain. Buy epsom salts from pharmacy, pour 4 tablespoons into a basin of very hot water, simmer until lobster turns red.... sorry... sa la... wrong cooking...

    Buy epsom salts from pharmacy, pour 4 tablespoons into a basin of very hot water, hot enough that you can dahan la. Do it while watching TV or else very bored. Soak for 1/2 hour. Will relieve some pain. Also easier to cut toe nails after that. Not so hard that will fly across the room and blind people.

    If you are overweight, shed some of it. lessens pressure on foot.

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    I got flat feet too. Discovered around higher sec sch time. Flat feet is better found out when young so corrective measures can be made early.

    Best insoles are those that are custom made. I advise you make an appointment with the (foot) specialist. They'll make a cast of your soles, then send them to australia. They don't make them in Singapore. It'll be ready for pickup in a couple weeks time. I can't remember how much it costs, army paid for mine. It'll still hurt quite badly the first couple of times you wear the insole. You need to let your feet adjust to it. Just follow the spec's instructions.

    It's kinda strange, my soles really hurt during my teen years, then got better with the insoles. Now I don't even wear them and my soles don't hurt at all. Weird. (ps. there's no cure for flat feet.)

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    hehe, i'm also a flat foot, and really FLAT! When choosing shoes, I'll have to find those shoes without the bulging. :/ or else i'll cry when i walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arampan
    I have flat feet too

    I've tried those ortho insoles... super hard. wear already more pain. Don't put too many insoles inside or those that are too soft.

    Too many insoles will deform and later bend the foot even more wierd

    Too soft will make you tire more. Just like walking on sand.

    Running shoes and cross trainers are the best way to go.

    No narrow shoes. Make things worse.

    Firm but not hard shoes.

    NO HEAVY SHOES.

    Shoes are a hit and miss thing. sometimes can find one that somehow fits perfectly.

    It's also got to do with blood circulation. When pain. Buy epsom salts from pharmacy, pour 4 tablespoons into a basin of very hot water, simmer until lobster turns red.... sorry... sa la... wrong cooking...

    Buy epsom salts from pharmacy, pour 4 tablespoons into a basin of very hot water, hot enough that you can dahan la. Do it while watching TV or else very bored. Soak for 1/2 hour. Will relieve some pain. Also easier to cut toe nails after that. Not so hard that will fly across the room and blind people.

    If you are overweight, shed some of it. lessens pressure on foot.
    yes, trying very hard to reduce weight now but cannot do jogging and running......a bit difficult. i did soak in hot water if the heels are too painful, will try out the epsom salts thing. got a photo of that, can e-mail me the packing? thks.

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    They do foot soles here. Brian is a pretty good foot specialist, and his foot soles are custom made in the clinic itself.

    http://www.monarchmedica.com/philosophy.htm

    I was sponsored, so I am not sure about his rates...

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    Got pain? I was born with flat feet but never feel any pain. Maybe I never know what it feels to have "normal" feet. Nowadays I wear Hush Puppies shoes for work and Timberland shoes for leisure.

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    u must

    1. use orthondics insoles to lessen the injury/impact/etc

    2. wear proper shoes designed for flat feet

    mine is mild flat, which is not flat..hehe

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    I was told I have flat feet when my IPPT shuttle run is very "noisy". nevertheless still went through everything as per normal, can carry heavy loads (combat engineer) for hours and walk for miles.

    probably like astin said, I didn't know what it felt like to have normal feet

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    same lor.. i also have a flat feet.. BUT nt very flat la.. and when i stand for long, the pain will come and i will "cry" in the night.

    i went to see a doctor, and they prescribe me with this:

    Diclofenac Sodium 25mg

    and this

    Dhalgesic Rub 30g (Cream based)
    (Methyl Salicylate cream 30g)


    this is for external use onli...

    but the tablet they gave which was the Diclofenac Sodium was very effective, take liao, after a few hours the pain is gone...

    i also haven found a perfect cure for this stupid pain, and because i stand for 9-10hrs everyday... my feet gets so painful tat i will have to limp home practically everyday.. which is to me nt a luffing matter liao..

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    hahaha

    I also flat foot. I wear only sport shoe or slipper lor. I don't leather shoe, my foot will pain. Put in sole also pain. So wear sport shoe or slipper lor.

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    I also got flat feet...... but dun noe hoh, chinese said, if man got flat feet, it will be "ho miah" or lucky guy lorr. But if girl got it, it's bad. I don't knoe, may be this is just to comfort all those flat feeters....

    Some times I also encounter pain .. but as long as you rest it enough, rub some hot oil, then it will help to recover.

    I do a lot sports, a lot running though., to prevent pain, I put some heel cap rubber in my shoes, to avoid high impact when i am jump or run.
    Actually quite helpful.
    For shoes that's too hard, I feel it is not suitable lor. I dun noe, because some of them said soft insole shoes even worst becaz like walking on the sand.

    Try go and do reflexiology....it is quite nice after all.....

    And.....the most important you must reduce weight ..... too much weight makes you suffer a lot. Now I maintain my weight, have to control it.

    I haven't try that special insole, so expensive and i dun think it s so helpful........ some of them sold hundred over dollar, so crazy ....what a wasteful. I'd better use that money to buy some good shoes, dun buy that cheap shoes cause it will cause pain, even for normal feet also will pain lorrr

    Because of this flat feet, sometimes it is not stable .... recently got 3rd injury on my ankle while playing my badminton, now already recover slowly. But to prevent such this case happen again, I always try to protect it using ankle supporter while having my game.

    OK..........................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong
    i also haven found a perfect cure for this stupid pain, and because i stand for 9-10hrs everyday... my feet gets so painful tat i will have to limp home practically everyday.. which is to me nt a luffing matter liao..
    ya lor......i'm like this nowadays......see doctor, only give pain killers....finish them, same old pain comes back again........

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    Quote Originally Posted by arampan
    I have flat feet too

    I've tried those ortho insoles... super hard. wear already more pain.
    Using hard insoles from Othortics Lab. got them done at SGH nearly 8 years ago during NS. Takes a bit getting used to but they worked for me. AFter lots of marching used to get a giant blister on the footpad behind the big toe. Don't get them anymore since I started wearing orthortics.

    In fact now it feels weird when i wear shoes without the orthortics. All my running shoes are modded with the insole cut in half to put the orthotics in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesser
    ya lor......i'm like this nowadays......see doctor, only give pain killers....finish them, same old pain comes back again........
    and the same doctor will always smile when they sees us.. cuz they again.. got $$ to earn....

    erm.. here got any photographer doctors ?? can reccomend ornot ? Specialists and General Practioners welcome..

    can give CS members discount or erm... subsidised fee ??

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    Doctors offices will have a pawn counter for camera equipment. Cannot pay ah? Sell ur DSLR!

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    just visited the doctor again today and again he gave me pain killers tablets.
    spoke to a nurse working over at the counter and she mentioned that there is a shop over at bugis junction that used to custom make insole which gives very good result for heel and arch pain problems but she did not really sure where that shop located in the shopping mall. anyone here knows about this shop??? or some others shops which custom made insole??? thks

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    Think they were in the basement, not sure if they are still there now.

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    i bought a pair of Timberland shoe last week and you know what......no more pain in my feet!!!!......GREAT! really can't believes it! they works! for those who do have the same problems like me....give a try on these shoes. i'll plan to get a pair jogging shoe of this brand and if pain really no more.....i can go back for my regular jogging exercise......

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