I have had the same pair of custom graphite orthotics since I was diagnosed two years ago. I completed radiation in September 2016 and since then my feet became very sensitive to my orthotics. I recently saw a new podiatrist who made me another pair of orthotics with a softer cushioning on the inside that is used for diabetic foot care. I still find these orthotics very "hard" on my feet. It feels much like a bruising on my feet and it becomes intolerable within the first hour. I also cannot walk barefoot at all, it seems as my disease progresses the more intolerance my feet are of hard surfaces.
While my new orthotics were being made the doctor fashioned something temporary for me in the office with cut outs for my fibromas. It was a soft cushiony insert and that has actually helped my feet. I am wondering if I can stick with something like that or is it very important that I have "custom" orthotics. She has cut out an area for both of my fibromas so they are in the clear, no pressure on them.
Thank you so much for your response. I am going to look into getting different orthotics and have an appointment with podiatrist next week. Wish you continued success with your orthotics ! Thanks for answering my thread .