When you think about “orthopedic shoes”, you probably imagine big, bulky shoes featuring prominent velcro straps. Orthopedic footwear certainly hasn’t always been fashion-forward. However, orthopedic shoes have come a long way since those days. Nowadays, many orthopedic footwear manufacturers produce their shoes and sandals in many styles and colors to make them both functional and fashionable.
There are many benefits of wearing orthopedic sandals and shoes. Whether you’re dealing with a foot condition such as plantar fasciitis, over-pronation, or supination, or whether you just want something to feel good on your feet while standing for long hours or after a workout, finding fashionable support for your feet is easy! Full Story
Heel spurs are a calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone, caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments or the repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. They are often associated with Plantar Fasciitis, where the Plantar Fascia, or the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, is inflamed.
Heel spurs can be treated with exercise or anti-inflammatory medications as well as cortisone shots in some cases. Sometimes a simple heel pad is sufficient for additional comfort.
Most heel spur pads and cushions are designed with a donut shaped area where the heel spur is located. The middle of the insert can be removed or there is an area with additional padding for relief.Full Story