rolling feet question

jordansmum
jordansmum Member Posts: 316
hi guy's at jordan's last appointment the consultant said that jordan was walking with his foot rolling inwards and would need to be seen by the podietist [sp] the limping and the general appearence of jordan's walking is quite pronounced now will this improve once he has seen them and could you tell me what it involves sorry to sound stupid but i don't know what they will do jordan is 12yr's old and has jia in his hip suspected knee and ankle thankyou.
jenny

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  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,538
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Jenny,

    hope you get some helpful advice...you and Jordan are certainly having a tough time just now.

    I don't know anything about this but just wanted to send you strength and support and wish you both well.

    Iris x :wink:
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,347
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi,
    I suspect they will be a podiatrist who specialises in orthotics and they will examine his feet and his gait and measure him up for some shoe insoles that will prevent his feet from rolling inwards. Is he flat footed too - are his arches very flat? The insoles take time to get used to as they make you walk "properly" and you usually build up your time wearing them and initially the leg muscles can ache especially in the calfs etc. However should improve his walking and unnecessary wear and tear on the joints he is not using properly at present.

    Hope this helps (and I'm not barking up the wrong tree.)

    When is the appointment?

    Speedalong
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • jordansmum
    jordansmum Member Posts: 316
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    the dr did'nt say if he was flat footed but i have looked and would say he was, i don't know yet when his appointment is as i have not heard yet you know what it's like you wait from one department to the other lol it's like a merry go round hopefully it will be roughly the same time as his injection into the hip so that the two things go hand in hand as it were.Will it make a difference to his shoe fitting as iv'e only just bought him new shoes. :?
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,347
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, some shoes work better than others with insoles. Boys shoes should be more straightforward. The shoes don't usually have to be a bigger size, but it the insoles raise the foot slightly in the shoe, so it is worth taking this into account. I always put my insoles in shoes I'm trying on to buy, but when I first got them they were fine in most of my shoes. The only footwear that can be problematic is some leisure/sport/trainer type shoes because they can be build up a bit inside already on the innerside - to support the arch and these can prevent the insole lying truly flat inside the shoe. If the insole isn't properly flat then the foot is being forced into an undesirable position and it makes walking painful (says the voice of experience!!)

    Hope appointment comes through soon.

    Speedalong
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • lkearney
    lkearney Member Posts: 32
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, i have flat feet and they roll in also, i got in soles from podiatrist about a year ago now and they do help to a degree, the in soles can go in any shoes (or mine could) and they do take a while to get used to and you have to use them gradually but worth it if it helps
    Hope he gets seen soon, i didnt have a long wait so fingers crossed for you
    Lynn
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,254
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Jenny
    I an tending to agree with Speedalong. I think this will be an orthotist who will fit some insoles into Jordan's shoes to correct this rolling.
    I do hope this gets sorted out soon - you & Jordan have been going through a tough time for quite a while now and I hope things get better very soon.
    Best wishes
    Val