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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Clarks's Sandals - Podiatry Approved! !

Clarks Reedly Salene Wedge Sandal
Podiatrist Recommended


This Clark's sandal is my new favorite summer shoe! What's great about this sandal is that it meets the 3 of the 4 criteria required for a shoe to be excellent. Most importantly, it has a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole, which is the most important aspect of a shoe. It's counterintuitive, but less motion through joints means less pain, less inflammation, and less damage. It also has a relatively wide toe box and decent (but not excellent) rearfoot control. The one thing this sandal doesn't have is arch support but despite that I still find this to be an incredibly comfortable shoe.  

This Sandal is Recommended for People with:
* Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
* Functional Hallux Limitus (if you're my patient, you probably know what this is!)
* Hallux Rigidus (no motion through the 1st toe joint)
* Mild to Moderate Osteoarthritis 
* Mild Rheumatoid Arthritis (check with your podiatrist first)
* Mild Metatarsalgia
* Mild Sesamoiditis
* Mild Capsulitis
* Mild Morton's Neuroma
* Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
* History of previous Lisfranc's Injury (check with your podiatrist first)
* Achilles Tendonitis 

This Sandal is Not Recommended for Patients with:
* Diabetes
* Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
* Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
* Lymphedema
* Severe Over-Pronation 
* Ankle Instability (you need more ankle support than this shoe offers)
* Drop Foot
* History of Foot Ulcerations
* Severe Hammertoes
* Moderate to Severe Bunions & Tailor's Bunions

I hope that this was helpful! For more information, please refer to these articles:

Shoe Recommendations for Patients Recovering from Lisfranc's Injuries:


My Feet Hurt! Top 20 Things to do to Alleviate Foot Pain Today:


Hope you have a wonderful day!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy

:)



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So good to see a post from you, Dr. McCarthy. My PF is so much better, thanks to the shoes I've chosen with your advice in mind.
-Andrea

Doctor of Podiatry Discusses and Recommends Shoes. said...

Hello Andrea! So glad to hear that your PF is better. I got chastised by a patient for not keeping up with the blog, so I'm going to try to get more posts out. Hope all is well! Cathy :)

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