Many people with chronic foot pain turn to orthotic shoe inserts to provide extra support or help correct an irregular walking pattern that exacerbates foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes or plantar fasciitis. If you use over-the-counter or custom orthotics, then you know how difficult it can be to find the right shoes to wear with them. The article excerpt below provides some tips when looking for the right shoes to wear with your orthotic shoe inserts.
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How to Choose Good Shoes for Orthotics?
Good Shoes for Orthotics
Once you have the perfect orthotics, you need to find the right shoes to wear with them. While online shopping can be a great timesaver in many situations, it’s not the best option when you are looking for shoes for orthotics.
You need to try on several different pairs of shoes with your orthotics inserted into the shoes, so this time it is probably best to visit a specialized footwear store.
When you are ready to go shoe shopping, plan to go in the afternoon. Your feet are likely to be a bit swollen in the afternoon, so you have the best chance to get the best fit if you try shoes on during that time.
Instead of going to a typical shoe store in the mall, plan to visit a footwear store that specializes in comfort footwear or orthopaedic shoes. They will have the type of shoes that are most compatible with orthotic inserts.
Although they are lightweight, orthotics will take up a bit of extra space in your shoes. Look for a shoe that has rounder toes with wider & deeper foot beds, which will provide you with a more comfortable and roomy fit.
Choose shoes that are flat or have a low heel. Many people find that they need to increase their shoe size by a half or full size in order to accommodate their orthotics, and others find that a wider shoe fits their orthotics more comfortably.
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Over-the-counter or custom orthotics are a temporary solution to manage your foot pain. If you’re looking for a permanent alternative, consider a procedure called HyProCure® that corrects foot misalignment.
When your ankle bone slips off your heel bone it creates an excessive inward rotation of your ankle and outward rotation of your foot. HyProCure® places a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between the ankle bone and heel bone, correcting the excessive inward rotation.
Foot misalignment is the root problem of many issues causing foot pain and even pain in your knees, hips, back and neck. If you aren’t satisfied with a temporary solution like custom orthotics, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to see if you’re a candidate for HyProCure®. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.