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Saturday, April 17, 2010

RYKA REFORM - Great Walking Shoe For Women with Bunions...

Part of the RipaRyka line which can be found at the FIISH LINE located at Paradise Valley Mall.

This is a great walking shoe for women who have painful bunions that hurt with pressure from shoes. It has a Rocker Bottom Sole which will limit motion and pressure across the forefoot/bunion area. The thing that makes this shoe perfect is that the forefoot area has a comfortable, soft mesh over the bunions area that will decrease pressure. Another key to wearing this shoe is that women with bunions do need to wear firm arch support whether it's from a Custom-Molded Insert or an Other-The-Counter Insert. One of the key causes of bunions (besides genetics!) is a collapsing or hypermobile arch. This shoe with a proper insert will help prevent the progression of the bunions deformity and it should be very comfortable.

Cost: $110

This shoe is also excellent for people with:
Degenerative Joint Disease
Hallux Limitus/ Rigidus (Limited Range Of Motion of the 1st Toe Joint)
Corns and Calluses
Heel Pain
Knee, Hip & Lower Back Pain (in most patients)
Chronic Pain Patients

This shoe may not be appropriate for patients with:
Balance Problems
Ankle Instability/Hypermobility
Achilles Tendonitis
Neuropathic Patients (Nerve Damage)
Elderly Patients

Have a Great Day!


TraumaMomm said...

I know it says that these may not be best for folks with "ankle instability" but I disagree...

I shattered and dislocated my ankle last December, requiring two surgeries, metal plate and screws, and a heck of a lot of pain and constant swelling. The docs just told me to "live with it"... Heck no!

Anyway, I just got these shoes and I have to say-- they are AMAZING! I feel a definite difference in these vs regular Nike runners that I was wearing. They do not make me feel unstable at all. After miles of walking, I am sore from my low back to my feet-- but not in a bad way. Im sore from using muscles that I rarely use. And-- for once-- I have NO ankle pain/swelling!! I cant believe it! Soooo worth the money!!

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

Hi TraumaMomm!
I'm so glad that your recovering - that is a very nasty injury! One of my pet peeves is doctors telling patient's they "just have to live with it" - I absolutely disagree as there are MANY simple and non-surgical ways to promote healing, decrease pain and function and get you back to your normal life and exercise.
I would also recommend for you:
*If you have any pain with exercise or increased activities, consider wearing and ankle brace to decrease pain and chance of re-injury while you are still healing.
*Consider getting either custom-molded orthotics or a good over-the-counter insert to give you proper arch support to help decrease strain on your ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
*If you are having pain - stop and rest.
*Follow up with a Podiatrist who specializes in conservative treatments with a focus on biomechanics - there are many out there!
*If any doctor ever tells you to "just live with it" - get a second - even a third opinion!
Hope all is well and I sincerely thank you for your wonderful feedback...
Dr. Cathy McCarthy