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    Gerard Murdoch replied to the thread Osteoarthritis.
    Thank you for your advice.. I felt the same with corrective socks.
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    Gerard Murdoch reacted to Patrick Shouvlin's post in the thread Osteoarthritis with Like Like.
    I would be very nervous about blisters with any corrective socks. I used custom orthotics inside Hoka Stinson ATRs. The other thing to try are cortisone injections two weeks before departure. My big toe issues are very similar to the other...
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    Gerard Murdoch reacted to ken2116's post in the thread Osteoarthritis with Like Like.
    I prevent blisters by covering the "hot" area with either medical adhesive tape or thin moleskin. My wife has had good results with toecaps. A friend uses Hydro seal bandages. Inspecting ones feet early in a walk, maybe at 20min., will allow...
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    Gerard Murdoch replied to the thread Osteoarthritis.
    Thank you for your advice and support.
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    Gerard Murdoch reacted to artsschmidt's post in the thread Osteoarthritis with Like Like.
    that looks like trouble to me. blister makers. I have Hallix Digatis. sp I am going to have surgery but didn't want to do it before my Camino Portuguese, which I completed in May. I am 72. It...the arthritis, has taken over my joint at...
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    Gerard Murdoch reacted to ken2116's post in the thread Osteoarthritis with Like Like.
    Have you discussed your specific situation and needs with a podiatrist who is familiar with long distance walkers? You might have to ask around to find one (my podiatrist hikes and backpacks). The solution for one person can differ from that...
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    Gerard Murdoch replied to the thread Osteoarthritis.
    Thanks for your advice. There are a lot of positive comments about Hoka shoes, which up till now, I have never considered. But it may be the time to buy a pair and take them with me along with my Merrell boots.
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    Gerard Murdoch reacted to Gobsmacked by the World's post in the thread Osteoarthritis with Like Like.
    I am going with Hoka Tectonic X. I LOVE them. Good sized toe box, great ground feel, cushiony like other Hoka. The carbon plates (which give the shoes an eye-watering price) actually give a slight springy feel. I mean…you aren’t going to be like...
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    Gerard Murdoch replied to the thread Osteoarthritis.
    Thank you for that good advice, I have never tried Yoga, but the exercises seem a good idea.
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    Gerard Murdoch reacted to Rita Flower's post in the thread Osteoarthritis with Like Like.
    Yes 14 miles is a lot. I have some issues with my feet (don't we all) - Mortons Neuroma and bunyons, badly sprained ankle a few years ago ...). I used to plan for an average of 20 km per day but now I am planning for 17 km per day for my next...
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