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I wear out my shoes because my feet lean(run over) out. Ive

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I wear out my shoes because my feet lean(run over) out. I've gained a lot of weight and now my angles are weak. What is the name of the gadget that I can put in my shoe, under my heels to correct this problem ? I NEED to balance my gait. This is a podiatrist question, so why did I get to neurology drs.?

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
You are in medical not neurology
What is your height and weight?
Have you seen a podiatrist?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have not seen a dr. I have NO medical insurance. I am 5'3" and I weight

208 lbs.

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
The main problem is the weight
For right now you can get spenco inserts which are the entire shoe, which will absorb all impact and help stabilized the foot.

Any other insert is likely to do more harm than good unless based on measurements, and a podiatrist should do that.

Why the obesity? Have you had your thyroid function checked?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No, I do not have a thyroid problem. After 30yrs, I got a devorce. Now I am eating out of control. I have no medical coverage and can barely cover my expenses.

Where do I find spenco inserts? What do you mean by entire shoe? Will it fit in my existing shoes including hi heels?

Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
Yes they will fit in the shoe, across the entire bottom
They will absorb all impact.
Use shoes that have a firm heel support and fit well in the heels but not high heels or platforms, and then need to be relatively wide in the front to allow room for the toes and ball of the foot. Basic orthopedic shoes ...not earth shoes or anything distorted.

Any shoe store or shoe section should have the spenco.

You have to get a handle on the out of control eating, you need the correct physical therapy as well. So ideally it would be therapy for the effects of the divorce and also physical therapy.

With this amount of weight there is not a good fix for the situation even with intervention.
Probably the weight is one thing that you do have control over..maybe...which does not necessarily require insurance.

See the Book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. This is a way to eat that does not involve counting calories at all, reverses any chronic disease tendencies, and causes natural and rapid weight loss, and is a way of eating you can stay on for life. It is simply the correct way to eat.

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