Overpronation Blues

  1. Anyone have any recommendations for a pair of good "solid white" shoes to use during nursing school for the person suffering from overpronation? Surely I can't be the only person in nursing with flat feet. If not I guess the next step would be $300 custom inserts cause the inserts at wal-mart wont cut it.
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  3. by   destined2bCRNA
    xt1- I know a little about overpronation, but not much. Can you explain a little to me what that's about, because I have had an unexplained problem with my foot since August 1st that neither the hospital or my primary care doc can explain to me. I'm in constant pain (even in my sleep) and am worried about how this will effect me in the fall when I start the nursing program.
  4. by   charebec65
    Do you have any stores in your area that specialize in the needs for runners, bicyclers, etc? We have one in my town and they the guy is incredibly knowledgeable about foot problems and the proper shoes. All three of my girls had knee problems and one has pronation issues. He evaluated their gaits running and walking and suggested the correct shoe. You would be surprised at the choices in shoes out there.

    Another option is to get custom orthotics made though they can be expensive.
  5. by   xt1
    Overpronation is where the arch of the foot is in my case basically non-existent and without the arch the foot turns inward and makes the legs angled? so after awhile of activity the muscles & tendon in my foot & leg begin to take notice...

    The stores around here only carry the cheaper running shoes but that's not really the problem as I can order one offline but I gotta have all white with no colored logo's on them. I had some custom orthotics which costs $300ish but now need to be replaced. I love the brooks beast shoe but they dont come in all white.


    I was told of a surgery where they fuse the bones of the foot to maintain the arch but that sounds like it could possibly cause even more problems than it would fix. I just gotta find some really good all white shoes and possibly another set of custom orthotics. Just thought someone else may be in a similiar situation. Do you all have to wear solid white shoes?
  6. by   destined2bCRNA
    I'm scheduled to see a foot doc next week. I'm just really confused and frustrated with my doc. I woke up on Aug 1st with a painful left foot. I just thought maybe I slept on it wrong? I ignored it thinking it would go away but it didn't. I really took notice 2 days later when I couldn't even walk on it anymore. Went to the hospital and they did x-rays and didn't find anything although I was in agonizing pain. They put me in on crutches. Now I've just learned to work around the pain.
  7. by   morte
    Quote from destined2bCRNA
    I'm scheduled to see a foot doc next week. I'm just really confused and frustrated with my doc. I woke up on Aug 1st with a painful left foot. I just thought maybe I slept on it wrong? I ignored it thinking it would go away but it didn't. I really took notice 2 days later when I couldn't even walk on it anymore. Went to the hospital and they did x-rays and didn't find anything although I was in agonizing pain. They put me in on crutches. Now I've just learned to work around the pain.
    have they considered plantar fasciitis?
  8. by   KellNY
    OP-What about using white polish or shoe paint to go over the logos? From a few feet away, you won't even see the difference.

    Some insurences will cover orthotics if your doc explains the pain and degeneration to your joints that it's causing.

    I'm in my 20s, and both knees are shot because of this.
  9. by   puggymae
    Do you live near a New Balance shoe shop? They fit me with a pair of all white shoes - I wear 4x wide, walk on my toes, and I run my shoes over on the outside edge - but these shoes fit, feel good, and I haven't run them over.
    Good luck! There is nothing worse than having your feet hurt.
  10. by   avatar78
    Another option might be Sole custom footbeds. They are heat moldable and give a lot of support. I have a couple pair, they work well. They're $40.
    http://www2.yoursole.com/home
  11. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from xt1
    Anyone have any recommendations for a pair of good "solid white" shoes to use during nursing school for the person suffering from overpronation? Surely I can't be the only person in nursing with flat feet. If not I guess the next step would be $300 custom inserts cause the inserts at wal-mart wont cut it.
    Can you speak about your foot problems to whoever is responsible for the dress code policy, and explain that getting comfortable shoes that fit well is more important than what color they are?
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from puggymae
    Do you live near a New Balance shoe shop?
    :yeahthat:

    New Balance is a great brand for the overpronating flat-footed runner or walker. They're known for it.
    Last edit by SuesquatchRN on Feb 8, '07 : Reason: 'cuz I messed up a smilie
  13. by   happynewLPN
    Head to a running store and get fitted for a pair of good shoes made for runners who overpronate (as a runner, I can tell you it's quite common). I also wear Dansko clogs and I love 'em!
  14. by   destined2bCRNA
    morte- I just found that on the internet- "plantar fascilitis" when I woke up in agonizing pain at 4 am. I printed it out and it sounds exactly like what I'm experiencing. I'm so tired of my foot throbbing through the nite.

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