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3 Benefits of Sandals with Arch Support

Apr 04 2019

3 Benefits of Sandals with Arch Support

After the long, cold winter months, it’s always a bit of a relief when we can slip on a pair of sandals rather than a pair of thick, warm socks and a pair of thick, warm winter shoes or boots. However, most sandals have a serious drawback: They lack sufficient support for the feet, which can lead to painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or low-back pain, or they can exacerbate the foot pain that you already experience from these conditions. Problems Caused by Sandals without Arch Support: Wearing sandals without arch support can not only exacerbate the foot...

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Choosing Walking Shoes for Seniors

Mar 25 2019 Tags: adaptive shoes for seniors, comfortable shoes for seniors, orthopedic shoes for seniors, seniors walking shoes, shoes for seniors, velcro shoes for seniors

Choosing Walking Shoes for Seniors

Choosing Walking Shoes for Seniors Like other parts of our body, our feet are not immune to the changes that come with getting older. As the body ages, physiological changes take place that make seniors more susceptible to foot pain and foot problems. In fact, one out of every three people over the age of 65 suffers from aching feet. Furthermore, additional health conditions that are more common as we age, including diabetes, arthritis and vascular disease, can compound these issues. Sadly, people who suffer from foot pain can find that it interferes not just with their daily activities, but...

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The Best Pain Relief Sandals for Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 18 2019

The Best Pain Relief Sandals for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot injury that is caused by strain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. People suffering from this foot condition experience a burning pain in the heel or arch of the foot and the pain is exacerbated with the first steps in the morning or when standing after having sat for a long period of time. The plantar fascia is not a tendon; rather, it is a sheet of connective tissue that is more similar in its structure to a ligament. When it is stretched excessively, micro-tears can result, which cause inflammation and eventually necrosis of...

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How to Make Shoes Wider for Bunions

Feb 09 2019

How to Make Shoes Wider for Bunions

If you have bunions, you already know that too-tight shoes are an open invitation to lots of pain and discomfort. However, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. There are ways to stretch your shoes so that you can wear them comfortably. Alternatively, you may consider wearing specially designed bunion shoes. Tips on How to Stretch Shoes for Bunions: Use a professional shoe stretching tool. Shoe stretchers usually come with a spray that you spray on your shoe before inserting the shoe stretcher. The spray loosens up the fibers, which makes the stretching process...

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The Difference Between Diabetic Shoes and Regular Shoes

Feb 03 2019 Tags: Diabetes, diabetic shoes, diabetics, Neuropathy

The Difference Between Diabetic Shoes and Regular Shoes

Diabetic footwear is obviously designed specifically to address foot conditions that are particular to persons with diabetes, such as skin breakdown caused by poor circulation, foot ulcers, numbness, or diabetic neuropathy. But what differentiates diabetic shoes from regular shoes? To understand the difference between diabetic shoes and regular shoes, we must first ask ‘what are diabetic shoes and what are their special features’? Special features of diabetic footwear Diabetic footwear must contain specific features and be designed and constructed in a way that alleviates the foot conditions to which diabetics are prone. The best shoes for diabetics include the following...

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Do Slippers and House Shoes Need Arch Support?

Jan 10 2019

Since we usually think of slippers as warm, fluffy, and lightweight slip-on shoes that are worn indoors, we don’t typically also think of them as shoes that should provide arch support or other therapeutic benefits to our feet. However, this would be a misnomer. Just like our athletic shoes, or work shoes, or any of the shoes that we wear all day long are supposed to provide proper arch support, so should our slippers. Think about it; when we are at home, we are often busy preparing dinner, cleaning up, putting things away, doing laundry etc., which means we are...

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Orthofeet Holiday Season and 2019 New Year blog

Dec 20 2018

As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 edges closer, we here at Orthofeet would like to take a moment to thank our customers for helping to make Orthofeet such a success. We couldn’t offer the amazing Orthofeet footwear that we do without your continued patronage, confidence in our shoes, and loyalty. In fact, many of the new products and special deals we introduce are inspired by our customers, so we are particularly proud of these new offers. So to say help us say good bye to 2018 and kick of 2019, here’s a look back at what we accomplished...

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Common Foot Problems in Your 50s and Beyond

Oct 22 2018 Tags: Achilles Tendinitis, Arthritis, bunions, Gout, hammer toes, Heel Pain, Morton’s Neuroma, Osteoarthritis, Parakeratosis

Foot problems are a natural part of the aging process. They arise from the normal daily wear and tear of joints as well as thinning skin that becomes more fragile due to dryness and a loss of elasticity. We typically begin to see foot problems in our 40s and 50s, with some of the problems getting more severe or numerous as we age. Below is a list of the most common foot problems seen when we age, as well as a look at some treatment options for each condition. 1. Arthritis:  Arthritis is often a reality of aging. Osteoarthritis is what we think...

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