Foot Exercises and Stretches

Foot Exercises and Stretches are very important in dealing with foot pain. Simple stretching and exercises can help reduce foot pain. Stretching the calf muscles reduces areas of concentrated forces to your feet. Studies have shown that you can reduce pressure (pounds per square inch) not only at heel strike but also to the balls […]

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When Pretty Shoes Turn Cruel

New York Times – published: September 20, 2003 There has been a lot of weather going on in New York this year, most of it wet. Not to mention the big blackout. What all these things had in common was the fact that it was almost impossible to deal with them in high-heeled shoes. The […]

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The Low-Down on High Heels

High heels hurt and can cause significant health problems including bunions, heel pain, toe deformities and painful trapped nerves. Frankly, most women are tired of wearing shoes that hurt their feet. A 1993 survey of 620 women found that the majority were dissatisfied with their shoes even though most paid between $50 and $200 for dress shoes. “Fashion shoes are expensive […]

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Leg Length Discrepancy Lift on Nike

Lifts can be discreet when done via splitting the sole.  5/8″ heel, 3/8″ ball, and 0″ at the toe make for balanced walking and discretion.  Barely noticeable when being worn. This person had a hip replacement that resulted in this discrepancy. Our pedorthists and technicians care about how you look as well as how you […]

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DROP FOOT Device works for many!

There are many causes for Drop Foot, where literally the forefoot is unable to come up (dorsiflex) so that toes clear the ground during walking (swing phase of gait).  The muscles that enable dorsiflexion (bringing up forefoot) are weakened because of stroke, neuropathy, or some other cause.  AFO’s or Ankle Foot Orthotics are prescribed fit […]

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STINKING FEET?

The VERY BEST foot deodorant! One woman told me it saved her marriage.  Another said that her 2 sons were able to bring their shoes in from the garage…and she had hated walking past them even there! My friend Bill told me that his wife became more loving!  Not exactly sure what he meant by […]

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NEOS Overshoes work wonderfully!

NEOS may not be beautiful, but they work beautifully!  Essentially waterproof, slip resistant shoe coverings that fit over any footwear.  Pants legs tuck in with draw-string to hold in (see arrow) then Velcro closure down front with adjustable instep strap.  This means the boots can fit over any type of shoes, versatile as can be. […]

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Custom Molded Shoes: CUTE can happen

73 year old female with diabetes presented with feelings of frustration that she is unable to do what she wants in her retirement because of her feet.  After evaluation and assessment we agreed to prioritize her desires: 1.  Reduce pre-ulcerative calluses at balls of feet, currently endangering her health 2.  Accommodate her different sized feet […]

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Giesswein Slippers provide Comfort & Support

Beautiful craftsmanship on boiled wool lodge shoes and slippers are beautiful for another reason:  they help prevent falls!  Contoured footbeds support arches of the feet to provide greater balance and stability, a key to fall prevention.  Most falls occur in homes with worn, slick slippers on OR in stocking feet.  Older feet are often tender […]

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Custom Made Therapeutic Footwear for Club Foot

66 year old male born with LEFT club foot had multiple surgeries before age 25 and the foot’s shape was greatly improved according to his report. LEFT foot has deformities  still on the lateral side at cuboid and 5th metatarsal head (ball of foot behind baby toe).  He endured painful calluses for years before using […]

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