I have been wearing, my new specially made insoles, from orthotics. I have been suffering, from bad pain on the ball of my foot. Also, when I take my shoes off, my feet and ankles are really painful. Do most of you, who have needed to wear, these insoles have any, issues/pain breaking them in? I am in my 50's so was wondering, if it is a bit late trying to change my feet? They have lost a lot of muscle. I think that I managed to prevent, getting worse previously due to my previous life being so busy, going to the gym, working and raising three boys. I couldn't ever run on uneven ground but I could on flat ground and because I enjoyed running, I would often push past pain in my feet and muscle pain. The worst was when I tried step exercise classes and kept falling. lol. I did wonder why nobody else would fall. I had a lot of muscle pain, as a child. A bit more than normal growing pains that required gp input. Did any of you have severe growing pains, in your leg muscles? I still try to keep moving as much as possible. Even when my legs are too tired to walk, I sit in the wheelchair and use my legs to push me, while getting on with housework. I refuse to give in, to it. Though worryingly, my podiatrist told me that my calf muscles, are virtually non existent now. My quads are obviously picking up the slack too and are really weak now. So, my knee hyperextends and grates quite bad. Orthotics also gave me a knee brace. Is there anyway, to get this muscle back or is this just the 'normal' course of CMT? Though, always clumsy on my feet and with pain, often the norm, I did enjoy my walking. I love nature. I stretch every day and use music, to help motivate my walking too. I can no longer, get out without wheels but people often comment saying I look too well, to be in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. People often question, my genuineness too, which makes me feel bad about being in a wheelchair anyway. I heard my neighbour complaining, believing that I am a fake but more likely, because I got a drop kerb, which ever so slightly affected her parking by about a tyres length and her family can no longer park right over my actual gate up on the pavement, which used to prevent me from getting out at all, prior to the drop kerb. Why do other people, feel that they need a say, on our disabilities? My neighbour attempted to have a say, where my drop kerb was even going. She wanted my drop kerb elsewhere. Even, though it was the council's decision.