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Friday, May 21, 2010

Comfortable Women's Sandal - The Wolky "Tulip" Sandal.


This is a fabulous sandal!! My patients who have gotten them have said that this is the most comfortable sandal they've ever worn. They cost more but consider them an investment in your feet, knees, hips and lower back.

What makes this sandal special:
*It has a thick rigid sole with an insole made of cork and memory foam so it is thick and protective but also soft, conforming and very comfortable.
*The straps are adjustable so this works well for patients with mild to moderate swelling.
*It is made out of environmentally friendly materials (no chrome or vegetable extracts) which is great for patients with skin/environmental allergies.
*It's approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

This sandal is great for patients with:
Hallus Limitus (limited range of motion at the first toe joint).
Mild Bunions.
Mild, Moderate and Severe Hammertoes.
Mild to moderate Osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Heel Pain.
Mild Tendonitis.
Tired Legs.

This sandal is not recommended for:
Diabetic Patients.
Neuropathic Patients (Nerve Damage).
Charcot Foot.
Severe Degenerative Joint Disease (These patients will need an enclosed shoe for more protection and biomechanical control.

This sandal can be found at Arizona Walk Shop in Mesa, Arizona. I know this is a bit of a drive for my patients but their wide selection and excellent customer service will make it well worth the trip.

Cost: $160

Arizona Walk Shop
1306 E. Main Street (on Main & Stapley in Mesa)
Mesa, AZ 85203

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here's a fabulous site for comfortable shoes and specialty foot products.
Not all of their shoes are great but 80% of them are excellent.

Remember, if you purchase a sandal, you are looking for a shoe with rigid sole, arch support, forefoot and midfoot control and, very important, you need a rearfoot strap!! The rearfoot strap is important because the more you can biomechanically control the rearfoot - the less strain there will be for the ankle, knee, hip and lower back and you will decrease the chance of developing plantar fasciitis (heel pain), ankle sprains and injuries.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Croc Heels at Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale...

YOU by crocs...

This is a smart and stylish heel by Crocs! I found this at the Crocs Store in Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale (on the Northeast Corner of Camelback & Scottsdale Rd)

I like it because it has the rigid sole as well as the important forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping for more biomechanical control.

This shoe should work nicely (for limited periods of time) for patients with:
*mild to moderate bunions
*heel pain
*mild to moderate hammertoes
*midfoot exostosis (bone spur on the top of the midfoot area)

This shoe is not recommended for Patients with:
*Hallux Limitus/Rigidus (limited motion at the first toe joint)
*Degenerative Joint Disease
*Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Elderly patients or anyone with balance issues

Gosh darn it! Forgot to get the price...

Dr Cathy McCarthy