Wednesday, May 09, 2012


All I could think of when I was in Orthopedics on Monday, getting a "cast" of my foot, was Medusa saying, "you sure have big feet for a cameraman, Billy". 

I do not know the average size of feet that the U.S. male has. I don't even know the size of mine - not really.  I have shoes that are a 10 and some that are 12.  Most reside in the 11 range, but who the fuck knows?

It was somewhat funny, to me, that the caster asked me how big my feet were.  Dude!  You have it right there - can't you figure it out? Especially after I told him the same thing I just mentioned to you about how my shoe size isn't consistent.

It took me longer to drive, park and walk into the clinic than it did for the entire appointment.

I wasn't sure how they were going to cast me, but I didn't think I'd be basically stepping into what looked like a shoebox filled with a light Styrofoam.  It took about a minute per foot to have the guy place my feet into it and then press me down to make the imprint.

I suppose this is the perfect job for anyone who has a foot fetish....and the tech kind of gave you that vibe like he might be that kind of guy.

So in 4-6 weeks, I should get my custom orthodics to make my feet feel all better......and all for the low low price of.........oh never mind.  It's not cheap, that's for sure. Insurance should cover most of the cost, but still.....

Hopefully it is the road to recovery....and to me losing 8lbs when I get back to serious cardio.

Song by: Squeeze


Anonymous said...

Did you at least get a pedicure first?

Ur-spo said...

do you get to write your name in the cement?

Erik Rubright said...

Now I think my podiatrist was just torturing me when he did mine. I like this shoebox method much better.

Although Anonymous does have me wondering....

cb said...

You getting a custom walker at the same time?

Don't forget to put tennis balls on the feet of it!

Anonymous said...

I, too, have had issues with my feet. I had custom orthotics using the step-in casting method that you have described. The orthotics proved helpful. I have pretty good insurance, but the orthotics were not covered because of the casting method.

I did some research. I learned that, in the opinion of some professionals, it is better to be cast in what is referred to as sub-taylor neutral and not in a load bearing stance. My insurance was willing to pay for orthotics cast in this way because they said that they were a genuine bio-mechanical device.

You may want to check this out. Good luck.

Blobby said...

It actually wasn't in a load-bearing stance. I sat the entire time of the casting.