our patient comments...
April 25, 2012
Hi Dr. Richie,
I can't believe it's already been 9 months since my surgery!
I just wanted to update you on how things are going. I ran
for the first time on October 28 (for four minutes), and,
other than a few aches and pains in other parts of my lower
legs/feet at the beginning of getting back into training, I
have had ZERO pain in my feet since. I competed in my first
race three weeks ago (a 5k for spring track) and have been
doing consistent workouts and races since.
I can't even describe how great it is to be able to run pain
free again, and without a doubt you are to thank for this.
So thank you, thank you, thank you. Running is extremely
special to me and you understood this from the beginning and
helped me get this part of my life back.
All of the best,
February 10, 2011
Hi Dr. Richie,
I first began experiencing pain in my right foot in 2003 at
the age of 55. After treatment by another podiatrist, I
failed to improve with custom foot orthotics. I was referred
by a friend to Dr. Richie .During my first visit to Dr
Richie he diagnosed my problem as posterior tibial tendon
dysfunction. He customized a Richie Brace to fit my foot. I
wore the brace faithfully for five months. After that time
period Dr. Richie fitted me with custom orthotics. I truly
believe that the use of the Richie Brace spared me from
painful surgery and restored my ability to participate in
the activities that I enjoy.
I am happy to report that eight years following my initial
treatment with the Richie Brace I continue to lead a very
active and pain free life. I am able to play tennis three or
four times and week. I also walk three or four miles a day.
M.M. (age 63)
December 16, 2010
Sometime during the early 1980's I had back surgery where I
had some nerve damage which left the outside of my left leg
numb and left me with little control of my left foot.
Several years later I developed a callus on the bottom and
outside of my foot which became very painful to walk on.
Even though I saw different doctors and had several kinds of
braces and orthotics, the pain was relieved for only short
periods of time. My wife suggested that I should go to see
Dr. Richie whom she had been going to for some time. I did
so without much confidence that the pain problem would be
When Dr. Richie examined my food, he suggested an ankle
brace. After several visits and a few adjustments to the
brace, he suggested I have a 1/2 inch wedge inserted into
the sole of the shoe. For the past two months, I have been
very ecstatic with the brace and the adjustments. I have
been walking with virtually no pain.
A very satisfied patient
August 10, 2010
I am 70 years old but very active, training and showing my
border collies in obedience, agility and herding trials and
running a small sheep farm. A teenage accident left me with
almost no cartilage in my subtalar and the bone has
seriously deteriorated. The pain was so intense, I was close
to deciding on the radical surgery of bone fusion and my
activities were seriously curtailed. Since I started wearing
my Richie Brace all day, every day, the pain reduction has
been close to 95% and thoughts of surgery are now shoved in
a dark recess.
It is nothing short of amazing. I am eternally grateful.