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10 Best Shoes for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Mar 03 2024

Welcome to our carefully curated list of the top 10 shoes recommended for insertional Achilles tendonitis. Before we jump into our selection, just a heads-up: you can find in-depth medical insights about this condition further along in the article, courtesy of podiatrist Dr. Steven Gershman.  Now, let's outline the key...

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7 Best Podiatrist Recommended Shoes for Pregnancy

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Feb 18 2024

Pregnancy brings about significant changes to a woman's body, including the feet.  Podiatrist Dr. Steven Gershman sheds light on the impact, stating, “Pregnancy affects the feet in several ways. There is swelling in the lower legs and feet from venous congestion. So the feet become temporarily larger all over, making...

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Why is My Big Toe Curved Inward?

By Steven Gershman DPM / Feb 06, 2024

This blog will deal with a very common foot deformity: Hallux abductus, the medical term for when the big toe is curved inward. It will cover the causes of this deformity and discuss what can be done to address it, including the importance of proper footwear/shoes.  Hallux abducto valgus is...

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10 Best Shoes for Charcot Foot

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Feb 06 2024

Finding the right shoes for your Charcot foot can be tricky, but we’re here to tell you that it doesn't have to be stressful. This guide is your simple resource, offering medical tips and insights to help you choose shoes that are both comfortable and supportive. No need for fancy...

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10 Best Shoes for Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT)

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Jan 31 2024

Finding your stride with Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) isn't always easy, but the right shoes can make a huge difference.  With that specific purpose in mind, we've put together crucial information about the condition and created a list of footwear designed to make life, especially walking, more manageable for those...

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10 Best Shoes for People with Lymphedema

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Jan 23 2024

Managing lymphedema poses unique challenges, and the right footwear can make a significant difference.  As explained by podiatrist Dr. Steven Gershman, “Lymphedema is caused by an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the soft tissue and is often genetic in cause. Often, this condition causes significant swelling (edema) of the limbs....

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10 Best Shoes for Baxter's Nerve Entrapment

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Jan 21 2024

As we embark on the quest to alleviate the discomfort associated with Baxter's nerve entrapment, we asked Dr. Steven Gershman, DPM, to provide valuable insights into this condition.  "Baxter’s nerve is the inferior calcaneal nerve of the foot. It is a nerve located on the medial or inside of the...

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10 Best Shoes for Claw Toes

Medical information provided by Dr Steven Gershman DPM / Jan 17 2024

“Claw toes are toes that are bent down at both toe joints,” says podiatrist Dr. Steve Gershman. “This gives the appearance of a claw, with the toes curving down toward the floor.” Dr. Gershman goes on to explain that “causes of claw toes include over pronation (the foot collapsing inwards),...

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8 Best Shoes for Toe Amputations

Medical information provided by Steven Gershman DPM / Jan 04 2024

In the realm of specialty footwear, a niche yet crucial segment often overlooked is that suitable for individuals who have undergone toe amputation. The significance of proper footwear transcends mere style; it plays a pivotal role in ensuring comfort, stability and overall wellbeing for those navigating life post-amputation.  As we...

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10 Best Shoes for Elderly with Balance Problems

Medical information provided by Dr. Emily Splichal / Dec 20 2023

As we gracefully navigate the golden years, our bodies may face new challenges and for many, the ability to maintain balance as they age becomes a top priority.  This article serves as your guide to finding the best shoes for seniors - ones that not only support your feet but...

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5 Best Insoles for Sciatica Pain Relief

Medical information provided by Dr. Emily Splichal / Dec 13 2023

Sciatica, characterized by the irritation of the sciatic nerve along the back of the leg, is a condition that may find its roots in the often overlooked realm of foot position and stability.  As indicated by recent insights, the alignment and stability of our feet play a pivotal role in...

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Best Shoes for Cerebral Palsy

By Orthofeet Team / Dec 12, 2023

Stepping into the world with confidence and comfort is a universal desire, and for those navigating life with cerebral palsy (CP), finding the right pair of shoes becomes a crucial part of this journey.  In this article, we dive beyond the ordinary and into the realm of footwear that can...

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12 Best Shoes for Sciatica Pain Relief

Medical information provided by Dr. Josh White DPM / Nov 30 2023

Sciatic pain can be a real pain in the, well, you know where, as well as the lower back and legs. Often, sciatic pain is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, resulting in pain and discomfort extending from the lower back to the legs. The thing is,...

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10 Best Comfortable Shoes After Foot Surgery

Medical information provided by Dr. Josh White DPM / Nov 28 2023

After foot surgery, it's crucial to wear specific footwear for proper recovery. Initially, a shoe to alleviate the treated area is common, and later, orthopedic shoes help restore support and normal walking.  Here's our guidance and recommendations on finding suitable shoes after you’ve had foot surgery. What shoes to wear...

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8 Best Shoes for Shuffling Gait

Medical information provided by Dr. Josh White DPM / Nov 28 2023

A shuffling gait is a gait type characterized by dragging the feet along the ground, or not fully lifting them. There are many causes of shuffling gait patterns. Most commonly, these patterns are associated with health conditions that affect the nervous system, joints, or muscles, like peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease,...

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