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Well, we went to the place and the guy gave me so useful information but I wish I would have gotten this from the lady when I talked to her on the phone.
He said it would cost around $70 and he is 100% positive our insurance does not cover it. What they do is order the materials from a shoe place and glue it to to the bottom of the shoe. He said if I wanted to call around to a shoe repair place and see if they can do and it might be cheaper. He said there is nothing medical they do. He said if I can't find a place to it or if its not cheaper to just call.
That's my plan now. I'm going to call around and find out if anyone can do this and the cost. I hope we are slow at work. I wish I would have know that his is all they do.
I contacted a shoe repair place and he does add lift to a shoe and generally it runs around $50. He has to see the shoe we want to add it to see if can be added to the sole or if they can remove the sole and add the lift and then replace the sole.
That's terrible that insurance won't cover it. It's amazing that they try to say it's not medically necessary. I have such high arches that in middle school and high school, I had to wear custom orthotics or my hips and back would hurt so bad from being out of line. Mine weren't covered either, but I guarantee I certainly needed them.
I wonder if there are cheaper places online. Maybe some kind of site that you pick out a pair of shoes and they add the lift then ship them to you. I don't know, just a thought.
That's rough, I was hoping that it was something that attached to the bottom of the shoe so it could be used for more than one pair/size. Maddie never lasted one shoe size for more than 3 months between ages 1-3.
There are a few sites out there that I found. One said it cost $40 for first 1/2 " and then $15 for every 1/4" after that. I think they send us packing materials and we mail the shoe out they do it and then mail it back.