7th December 2004, 09:08 PM
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......
7th December 2004, 09:45 PM
7th December 2004, 10:04 PM
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.)
7th December 2004, 10:14 PM
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.
7th December 2004, 10:42 PM
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.
Originally Posted by arampan
8th December 2004, 11:14 AM
They do foot soles here. Brian is a pretty good foot specialist, and his foot soles are custom made in the clinic itself.
I was sponsored, so I am not sure about his rates...
8th December 2004, 11:23 AM
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.
8th December 2004, 11:29 AM
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
8th December 2004, 11:43 AM
8th December 2004, 01:07 PM
8th December 2004, 02:36 PM
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.
8th December 2004, 03:22 PM
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.
8th December 2004, 09:27 PM
ya lor......i'm like this nowadays......see doctor, only give pain killers....finish them, same old pain comes back again........
Originally Posted by glennyong
9th December 2004, 12:36 AM
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.
Originally Posted by arampan
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.
9th December 2004, 07:04 PM
9th December 2004, 10:34 PM
Doctors offices will have a pawn counter for camera equipment. Cannot pay ah? Sell ur DSLR!
10th December 2004, 12:30 PM
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
10th December 2004, 12:48 PM
Think they were in the basement, not sure if they are still there now.
13th December 2004, 11:15 PM
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......