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Thanks Kaitlin and David for all the help thus far. I have asked my sports medicine primary care physician to refer me to PM&R (physiatrist) doctor specializing in sports medicine. I dont know yet when the appointment will be.
I am confused on what to do. I was wearing the heel wedge for 1-2 months from oct-nov and it didnt help. In fact my knee pain was slightly increasing during this time (dont know if its due to the heel wedge or some other reason such as colder weather or extended periods of sitting etc..). She thinks it didnt help becasue I did not get osteopathic manipulations done during the same time. Their is a lot of conflicting info:
People who told me not to wear a heel wedge: family physician, clinical biomechanical expert who does research at my university and is focused on gait analysis, and foot mechenics, sock-doc (a highly regarded chiropractor on the internet who specializes in this area, website is: sock-doc.com), a massage therapist whose FMS certified, and other internet sources such as Harvard University Boston Children hospital.
People who told me to wear a heel wedge: initially the PM&R physician in Markham Dr. Ko (physiatrist) with a chiropractor who work together, and now the osteopath I have seen today.