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(18 Posts)
Adamlathamsmith Sat 09-Jan-16 18:57:07

please can you if pedro boots can be use for flat feet with arch insole in them what is the different with Rehabilitation stiffens and Stability stiffens i don't have hypermobility so what will be best
i have try to get piedro footwear on NHS but they went give me any so i have to go privet but i need boots or trainers with ankle support but all the ones in the shops are board line

zzzzz Sat 09-Jan-16 20:32:04

Why won't the NHS give them to you?

What has lead you to believe this will be the solution for you?

Adamlathamsmith Sat 09-Jan-16 21:48:39

i have all was found hard to find footwear that give the support that need
and about hyper mobility well i dont thick i have but if do the hospail has never said anything but may be it was board line so they find anything

zzzzz Sat 09-Jan-16 22:36:53

What about something like a bog standard Doc Marten?

Adamlathamsmith Sat 09-Jan-16 22:54:37

i have try them in the past did not make any difference

Luxyelectro Sat 09-Jan-16 23:01:29

My son wears them for flat feet and the rolling inward of his feet that this causes. He also has tight tendons in his heels and hypo mobility in the rest of his joints. He wears rehab piedros as the stability ones are too heavy for him.

You can buy them from Gilbert and melIish believe, but the last time I did buy him an extra pair , they required a letter from his orthotist. This was some years ago now though

I wouldn't self diagnose or prescribe. Why not see a orthotist on the NHS?

Luxyelectro Sat 09-Jan-16 23:02:02

Ds also has custom inserts from the orthotist and wears these in his boots

Adamlathamsmith Sat 09-Jan-16 23:16:03

my plan is to buy Rehabilitation stiffens piedro boots privet and use them round the house for a day or 2 and say if the make a differents if not get Stability stiffens ones buy going outside the uk as i cant get then in NHS

zzzzz Sat 09-Jan-16 23:18:01

Have you tried insoles?

ouryve Sat 09-Jan-16 23:20:22

How old are you and have you had it confirmed that you don't have hypermobility. It's the most common cause of flat feet in adults.

Have you tried arch support insoles in other footwear?

Adamlathamsmith Sat 09-Jan-16 23:24:37

I am 26 and i do have arch insole with arch in them which new

Adamlathamsmith Sat 09-Jan-16 23:29:44

i got my frist insole at 18 but i have new ones now which do work but not doing there job 100% as my trainer dot give my the support that i need and boots do work better but not much

Ineedmorepatience Sat 09-Jan-16 23:50:46

My Dd has orthotic insoles and she wears walking boots! Her ankles are hypermobile and she has tight achillies like Luxy's Ds!

She finds the walking boots ok so long as they are laced properly!

Adamlathamsmith Mon 11-Jan-16 15:45:35

i may have hyper mobility in feet and knees as i have old there do play which there never use to how do find out if have in low jonits

zzzzz Mon 11-Jan-16 16:02:09

The answer to all of these queries lies with you OT/GP. Why on earth are you trying to treat yourself with so little knowledge????shock

Ineedmorepatience Mon 11-Jan-16 19:11:41

Piedro boots are going to cost you a load if money OP ! It could be wasted if they are not really what you need! I agree with zzzzz you need an OT/GP/Podiatrist/Orthotist!

Adamlathamsmith Sat 27-Feb-16 12:16:32

please can tell me if piedro stability boots are heavy then piedro Rehabilitation boots

Adamlathamsmith Mon 11-Apr-16 15:13:24

i have try piedro Rehabilitation boots but were there there are to low on the ankle line to give me the full support that i need also i feeling even more support is need then Rehabilitation stiffens so i am now going to get the high stability boots
i am going on holiday soon to disney world florida and will order then then as i can't get them in uk will there be to ok in the hot heat etc in florida

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