Pronating feet

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  1. JPS999

    JPS999 New Member

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    I have a question about how the DODMERB views applicants who's feet pronate rather badly and used to wear orthotic inserts for correction. I got them when I was 11 because I had pain in my ankles/shins when running. Got a new pair when I was 16 and stopped wearing them altoghether at least 6 months ago ( I am 20 years old now). My conclusion is that I have simply outgrown the problem seeing as how I can run without them now just fine. I made this known during the medical exam and there is only 1 piece of paper buried in my medical file that attests to this problem I have/had. Will a history of this still get me disqualified? I would also like to point out that this is NOT the same thing as flat feet. Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    Have you been offered an appointment or a scholarship or are you thinking of applying?

    What medical exam are you referring to? Have you been notified by DODMERB of a disqualifying condition?

    Here is a link to Army Reg. 40-501 Standards of Medical Fitness. Chapter 2, Section 2-10 deals with standards for lower extremities. It's unclear to me whether pronation or past use of corrective devices is a disqualifying condition.

    http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r40_501.pdf
     
  3. JPS999

    JPS999 New Member

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    All I have to do is be medically qualified by DODMERB and I can contract this fall with the ROTC detachment at my school. By medical exam I mean the standard physical everyone goes through. As of now I have not been notified of a disqualifying condition but they gave me remedials requesting all my medical records from age 10 till now (unfortunately only the last 7 years still exist). It's been over two months and I'm pretty nervous they'll see that one piece paper in my medical history that described my pronation at the time as "severe" and automatically DQ me even though I have zero problems with my feet now.
     

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