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Magic Shoes

I'm officially old. I bought Crocs a couple weeks back. Croc Bistros to wear around the house. My heel spur pain finally got bad enough to affect my knee because I was limping. So I talked to an orthotist friend and he pretty much ordered me to get Crocs for the arch support. I bought better arch supports for my shoes and today is my first day wearing my new (to me) Keen hiking boots. Gotta say I love them so far and I've not felt much pain today. Now I need to start taking the Glucosamine Chondroitin again for the knee and maybe I can avoid knee surgery which is prevalent in our family.

Take care of your feet and they will take care of you!




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Feb. 5th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
I've been taking glucosamine/chondroitin for years, until people convinced me it has no medical effect. (And the pain in my knees had somehow gone, for several years now, although my doctor told me it's forever).

So... I would not lose hope that fast.
Feb. 5th, 2014 02:02 am (UTC)
The Glucosamine works well for me when I get in the habit of taking it.

Feb. 5th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
I also have been taking glucosomine/chondroitin for many years, probably over 10. Didn’t think it was doing much of anything. Until I moved to CA and stopped taking it simply because I got out of the routine. All my joints were aching and I was blaming the CA smog but then realized I hadn’t been taking the pills for the past six months. Started back up and noticed an improvement. Not radical but definitely an improvement.

I can’t fathom the Crocs giving you much arch support. Wouldn’t have been my perception, anyway.
Feb. 5th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Mine either but my Dad wears them and he has the same issues. They have amazingly good arch support. My orthotist told me not to go barefoot around the house so I get home and take off my boots and put on the Crocks and I'd had a lot less heel pain.

If I take the Glucosamine regularly it almost feels like I've got cushioning around my knee and it doesn't hurt climbing stairs.
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