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Foot pain when walking

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Terry was fit by Steve Bagley's team and Bud at the ESA in Snowbird (2006). Today, she enjoyed the skiing, but when she walked to lunch and the car, she had pretty extreme pain behind her toes and in front of the ball of her feet. Bagley did her insole, it has a Hotronic in it, and she's got the mid-line Dalbello boots.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 11
is she feeling the edge of the hotronic elelment? what footbed is it? is there a sulcus raise in it which may be irritating her foot?
post #3 of 11
I agree with Colin on checking the toe crest of the footbed. Additionally, I would check for any fore/aft bias and ROM @ the ankle (STJ) pertaining to foot dorsilflexion. These symptoms can also indicate she's at her end range of motion for dorsilflexion and the resulting force ends up loading her ball of foot.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks, guys. I'll check the footbed. Note that she doesn't feel this while skiing, only while walking.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Looks like a Superfeet Cork (although there are no markings on it).

The front of the Hotronics seems to be forward of the ball where I think you'd want it, but I can feel the element under the fabric. I'll try to get her onto the footbeds when she's home later this week to see if I can get more details on exactly where the pain is in comparison to the element.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CEM View Post
is there a sulcus raise in it which may be irritating her foot?
Can you expand "sulcus raise" for me? I'm afraid you've found yet another point of ignorance for me!
post #7 of 11
The "sulcus rise" or "toe crest" is the part of the footbed/orthotic directly behind the toe impressions and usually forms a slightly curved "mountain". This rise fills in the recession directly behind the toes.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
There isn't a sulcus rise in her footbed. There are no dramatic tow impressions that I can detect, either.
post #9 of 11
Ah , unlikely to be a superfeet kork then, what does trhe bottom of it look like...could be the kork vac [the sulcus risr is much less obvious]
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Bottom is just cork. The area under the arch has been removed so that it's going to flex there.
post #11 of 11
Colin:
Steve also uses Downunders and you are correct that they don't mold behind the toes the way Superfeet do.

Lou
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