Serendipity Posted September 15, 2010 Report Share Posted September 15, 2010 I was very well trained from the get-go to hold up my arches. I never had orthotics until after I broke my ankle (only a few years ago) and never really had ankle or foot pain due to strength and good use. Now I wear my sneakers with orthotics all the time and often use the Dr. Roth Fabs as well. I use the Fabs in my ballet slippers if I feel I might be having issues. Tonight, my teacher, who is very good at detecting subtle issues, said I was rolling in. I was wearing the Fabs. When she realigned my ankles, it almost felt like they were going the other way, I think it's called "supination" (?), but the ankle itself felt quite good. The toes were all on the floor, as they were with my "regular" way of standing, but no pressure on the arch. I have been trying not to wear the Fabs in class but I'm wondering now if wearing those orthotics might actually be contributing to my rolling in; in other words, is it making my feet lazy??? They were prescribed for pronation, even though I told the podiatrist that although I have low arches (almost flat), I knew how to hold them up due to all the ballet. Now I'm wondering if I should forego them for just standard, store-bought ones in order to force me to realign my feet properly. Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen. nI plan to talk to my podiatrist about it. It was quite a revelation tonight and the ache from the re-training is going to go on for quite a while. It was a good ache, not a bad one. Thanks for any insight. Quote Link to comment
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