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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Z-Coils - Podiatry Recommended.

Z-CoiL Shoes.

If you're looking for a pretty shoe - this is not it. But, if you are looking for amazingly comfortable shoe for foot, heel, knee, hip and lower back pain - keep reading. 

The Z-CoiL shoes are not for everyone but they are excellent for anyone who works long hours on concrete floors and has 'tried everything to relieve their pain and nothing works'. It has a thick, rigid sole that, in some cases, is appropriate for treating certain foot fractures. The Z-CoiL offers supreme shock absorption for the heel, knees, hips and lower back.  It will accommodate a custom-molded orthotic and meets all the criteria required for comfort (i.e. thick and rigid sole, wide toebox, rearfoot control and arch support) plus the added feature of the massive coil for shock absorption for the joints. 

My biggest challenge with this shoe - is getting people to get past it's strange look and getting them to actually try it on! If you're suffering from chronic pain and nothing else has worked, do yourself a favor and find a store where you can try them on. You may be in for a pleasant surprise...

Z-CoiL Shoes are Recommended for Patients with:
*Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Hallux Limitus
*Hallux Rigidus
*Morton's Neuroma
*Mild to Moderate Bunions and Tailor's Bunions
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Achilles Tendonitis
*Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
*Degenerative Joint Disease 
*Patients recovering from Lisfranc's or Metatarsal Fractures
*Patients recovering from Heel Fractures 

Z-CoiL Shoes are NOT Recommended for Patients with:
*Weak legs 
*Muscle weakness
*Severe Hypermobility
*Anyone wearing an AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis)
*Balance Issues
*Neurological Conditions such as Drop-Foot
*Geriatric Patients 
*Charcot Foot

Check with your Podiatrist to find out if these shoes are appropriate with you if you have:
*Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation) 
*Any history of Ulcerations

I would love to hear how they work out for you!

Have a great day!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving an opinion about the Z-Coil shoes. It gives me the confidence to place an order for a pair.