I have worn orthotics for decades. Time for new ones. Sept 2012 I was cast for a new pair. My concern was that when I walked, my foot slapped, like a flat or fallen arch. I expressed concern, and she ensured me I have a great arch, it was evident in the cast.
I put the orthotics in, and I felt unstable like were forcing me to supinate quite a bit. Shortly there-after, I had my "big fall" when the foot drop was reaching an all time bad, and I fell, smashed my shin (of course, same leg) on the perronial nerve.
The bruises are only now fading but I can feel this big circle of firm, congested tissue, and could even draw a ring around, the area impacted. It's like a firm oval gel pad. I can even see the circumference.
I thought then, and looking back, I still do, that the correction was too extreme, and it was the last straw in my body not being able to take a supported step, being forced into supination and lateral aspect of ankle was weak, getting weaker, then I fell, and the foot drop I had, once obvious but under control, became = can't move the foot.
She and I are also disagreeing on which leg she says is shorter or in need of a lift. I tried it her way, and the pain was far too great. I know break in times, as I've done this before.
But I'm starting to think,...looking back, that if I didn't get those higher-arch orthotic inserts, I may not have fallen and rolled my ankle and landed on my back on the ground.
I still don't have any memory of how I got hospital care.
She also doesn't teach or address issues, just nods, listening attentively, and says "Uh huh, okay....."
I know we have to trust our providers, but I just don't. And these are huge investments....over $1500 for the new brace and orthotics.
I dunno.....maybe I needed to vent a little too.