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[RC] [RC] Foot pain - Lauren Horn

I, too have a Mortons Neuroma and have had it for 5 years or more. First off, buy the wide, comfort pad stirrups. That is a MUST. After that, you will have to experiment with what works for you...but here is what I did.

Acupuncture worked really well for a while.
I bought orthotics that go in my riding shoes and everyday shoes. Not over the counter kinds. One pair came from my podiatrist (expensive) and the other two pairs came from a store called Good Feet. (less expensive, but still $$) You will need orthotics that not only support your aches but provide an "arch" for the ball of your foot. That helps spread your toe bones so the nerve doesn't get squished.
I get occasional steroid injections when I can't get the inflammation down by rest. I just had an injection and the last one before that lasted me almost 2 years.
The most important part for me is to always wear the correct shoes, everyday. For riding I use Ariat Terrains with orthotics but they are slippery when walking down gravelly hills.



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