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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Comfortable Wedges at a Great Price.

Comfortable Wedges at Great Prices. 

Brown Wedges  

Wedge Fashion Sandal 

Green Wedges 

Sexy Blue Wedges 

Pink and Black Wedges 

Apricot Wedges 


Using Alltop.com - I found this great website with cool, funky, fun wedges that, depending on your specific foot type, should be comfortable for most women who know that they can wear wedge heels. I'm not suggesting that these heels are appropriate for everyone but I like to have suggestions for patients who are able to wear heels. If you are able to wear high heels, I believe that a solid wedge with forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping is the best choice for comfort and stability. 

If you have any limitation of motion across the toe joints (particularly the 1st toe joint) or any forefoot deformities or pain (such as capsulitis, Morton's Neuromas or metatarsalgia), these shoes are not recommended for you. 

What I like about these wedges are that they all have rearfoot control (which means more biomechanical control) which is crucial for this type of shoe to be comfortable. If a shoe has no rearfoot strapping then, when you walk, you are forcing all of your tendons, muscles, joints, knees, hips, and lower back to work harder to stabilize your lower extremities which can lead to mechanical strain and tired-leg syndrome. 

These Wedges are NOT Recommended For Patients with:

*Hallux Limitus/Rigidus (limited range of motion across the 1st toe joint)
*Capsulitis of any of the Toe Joints
*Tailor's Bunions
*Ankle Instability
*Rhumatoid or Osteoarthritis
*Knee, Hip or Lower Back Pain
*Nerve Damage
*History of Ulcers or Open Sores
*Charcot Foot
*Drop Foot
*History of Ankle Sprains

Personally, I love to wear funky cool wedges - not to mention that I was totally loving the prices! 

I hope that this has been helpful and if this is your shoe of choice - please keep a pair of good walking shoes/sneakers in the trunk of your car!  :)

Have a great day!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy 

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