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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wolky - Podiatry Recommended Womens Casual Shoes for Troubled Feet.


Wolky shoes are fabulous shoes for anyone who has problem feet. 
The shoes featured here have a a thicker more rigid sole and are going to be more comfortable because they are going to offer more protection and biomechanical control of your foot. 
 If you have any forefoot issues such as 
bunions, hammertoes, metatarsalgia, 
Morton's Neuromas - 
be sure to only get a shoe with a thick sole.  
A common mistake for patients with these problems is to only get shoes with a wider toebox. This is important but what is more important is to get a shoe with a thick rigid sole that allows less motion through the forefoot area with each step so that there is less aggravation and "wear and tear" to the forefoot structures that need protection.

Remember, if you have forefoot problems - you want a shoe with a thick, rigid protective sole and a wide soft toebox. 

Wolky Assen 

Wolky Nijmegen

These shoes have a a removable insole so that you can replace it with a custom-molded orthotic if needed. They feature a
"thick, contoured, removable cork and memory foam footbed" as well as 
"an adjustable instep strap accomodates different height arches."
I find that most patients prefer the insole that comes with this shoe to any other insert.

The Wolky Assen and The Wolky Nijmegen are Recommended For Patients With:
*Mild to Moderate Bunions
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Morton's Neuroma
*Mild to Moderate Tendonitis
*Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion across the 1st toe joint)
*Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Degenerative Joint Disease 
*Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Knee, Hip and Lower Back Pain
*Tired Leg Syndrome
*Mechanical Strain
*Plantar Plate Injuries
*Mild to Moderate Ligament Laxity

Check with your Podiatrist to see is The Wolky Assen and Wolky Nijmegen will be appropriate for you if you have:
*Peripheral Neuropathy
*Peripheral Arterial Disease 

The Wolky Assen and Wolky Nijmegen are NOT Recommended for Patients with:
*Charcot Foot
*History of Ulcerations of the foot

The Wolky Sud

The Wolky Sud is a lesser variation on the above two shoes. It is an excellent shoe and if you have mild issues - this is a great option. If your foot issues are more severe - you probably want to start with the Assen or the Nijmegen as they offer more protection and biomechanical control for your foot.  

Wolky shoes are expensive but they are
an investment in your body
which needs to work and play for you for 
hopefully a nice long healthy lifetime of activities!

Have a great day!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy 



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