First, let me say that I love the fact that you've put so many informational videos online. It's been incredibly helpful in my attempts to understand my own Posterior Tibial Tendinitis/tendinosis.
I was prescribed orthotics by my podiatrist back in January, yet my condition has not fully healed. I recently bought a new pair of shoes, hoping this would help. My previous pair of shoes was designed for those who, like me, overpronate. However, the shoe salesman suggested that I get a pair of neutral shoes so that the structure of the shoes wouldn't interfere with my orthotics.
Do you think that would be the smart thing to do?
Again, thanks a hundred times over.
Basil, Thank you for the email and the kind words. There are 3 common misconceptions that shoe salespeople have that greatly effect my patients. These are:
- If you have orthotics, you do not need motion control or stability shoes (70% of the time wrong!)
- If you have a high arch foot, you need cushion not stability. (50% of the time wrong!)
- Pronation is the big problem to reduce, so if you produce supination with a stability or motion control shoe, no big deal. (100% of the time wrong!)