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patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« on: August 22, 2004, 06:32:12 PM »
hi!!
quick qu - i have ligament laxity and patella maltracking but could this be related to flat feet and if yes, would shoe inserts stop the patella maltracking?
thanks a lot!  ;D  ::)  ;)  :D  8)

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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2004, 06:52:21 PM »
I wear orthotics for my flat feet and it does relieve some of the pain, but it does not stop maltracking or malalignment problems.  It will prevent your foot from rolling over when you walk.

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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2004, 07:39:32 PM »
I'm with shadehawk.  I too have terrible maltracking, and joint laxity.  The orthotics i use help a little im alleviating some pain but other than that i dont find any real relief from them.  Like shadehawk said, they dont correct the maltracking, it just helps with the feet rolling over.  
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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2004, 04:18:45 PM »
Just to let you know, I also wear my orthotics in good hiking shoes.  Columbia Sawtooth's, they have a higher back than sneakers and keep your heel in place, which I found were a problem for me with sneakers.
They are a reasonable price and can be found at Sport Chek.
If you can wear sneakers you can buy motion control sneakers and maybe not need orthotics.  Get a prescription from your GP and insurance will co-pay.

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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2004, 09:32:31 PM »
I had orthotics made about a year ago as a last ditch effort for a whole host of similar probs.

Instead of relieving pain, I found that they made my knee pain much worse.

They may work they may not, I'm skeptical if you've got maltracking it may help.

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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2004, 07:25:29 PM »
ok thanks for your replies!!

have been referred by my GP (i live in england by the way) to an orthopaedic surgeon, podiatrist and physiotherapist - yay! lots of hospital visits for me!! well if they do something i dont mind but waiting more than 3 months for a consultation is a bit annoying! never mind

thanks agen   ;D :)

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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2004, 08:07:12 PM »
Hi there,
I'm also in England, I have orthotics for an ankle problem going back more than 15 years (I'm 32) I damaged my knee about 17 months ago and recently had an arthroscopy for inflammed plica. The orthotics haven't stopped the tracking problem which is now occurring in my knee, but the physio did say that it would be a lot worse without them, as my feet roll over at the slightest thing. If you have been refered to a podiatrist, they will be able to assess whether you need orthotics as they look at the biomechanics of your foot in relation to the rest of your leg. I had sprained my ankle about 15 times before a referral to a podiatrist and they were the only ones who actually found a solution to the ankle problem, so I wish you the best of luck in finding an answer

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Re: patella maltracking and flat feet anyone?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2004, 02:25:50 AM »
Oh i'm from england to by the way
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