Is there anyone who has had custom made orthotics and its actually really improved their previous injury problems? Im just curious s ive heard good and bad stories ,i know everyone is different but ive always suffered with shins splints which is partly (according to my podiatrist) because i have one leg longer than the other.....last night ive paid £200 in advance of my orthotics so im pinning my hopes on them.Also how long do they last..she told me at least 2 years but for that money i was hoping for longer.
Yes - me.
Can't live without mine, have to wear them all the time, in all shoes, if I don't, I have chronic pain (crawling around the floor in agony-type). It's made a huge difference, but then I also make sure I take it slowly, stretch etc and if I feel any pain, then stop etc etc etc.
Very much down to skills of pod, I had a brilliant one to start, moved to another part of the country, was recommended to another one who was absolute rubbish and nearly caused me serious damage. I've now found another brilliant one who specialises in sports bio-mechanics, so I'm lucky - I trust her!
Mine are carbon-fibre, I've now got 2 pairs. The first pair are now 5 yrs old and were refurbished 2 months ago - I used to wear them all the time, but have now "relegated" them to ordinary shoes and have a new pair which stay permanently in my runners. My pod has recommended that I see her 1 x yr to have orthotics checked out, but she says no reason why I shouldn't get good few years out of them, as I have already.
Good luck, hope yours are as successful..........
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