My ankle feels fine and no operation was needed…
For me, the Footbalance insoles have proved really useful, in particular those blue insoles for training shoes have been really good. In the spring of 2007 a physiotherapist made orthotics for me, in order to ease a strain injury (a nerve compression) in the right ankle. However, those were not good for running.
This may sound like a commercial, but with the Footbalance insoles I was able to run better and I rehabilitated the ankle with exercises in spite of the fact that my doctor's diagnosis in the spring of 2007 was: "an operation now or in the autumn". My ankle feels fine and no operation was needed: exercises/ rehabilitation for 1.5 years and over six months' break from running combined with the use of the Footbalance insoles contributed greatly to the recovery. Now running goes like a dream! I also used insoles in my ski boots last winter, which made things easier.
At the end of the past summer, I had the local Intersport store make me another pair of insoles as it feels like a good idea to have insoles in several training shoes and indoors (rowing) shoes.
My experiences are good – I recommend the Footbalance insoles for everyone!