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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Podiatry Recommended Dansko Sandal for Narrow Feet...

Dansko Dani Carmel 


A Great Sandal for Women with Narrow Feet...

This is a wonderful sandal for those of you that have narrow feet. I have been recommended Dansko shoes for years and the Dansko Clog is the shoe that helped me to survive the long hours on my feet during my residency. 

What makes the Dansko brand great is the thick rigid sole that is protective of the foot. 
If you are recovering from a recent foot injury and making the transition into normal shoegear - 
this is a great sandal to help you ease into summer sandals. The forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping helps create more biomechanical control for more comfort, less chance of injury and less mechanical strain.

This Sandal is Recommended for Patients with:

*Hallux Limitus/Rigidus (limited range of motion of the 1st toe joint)
*Rhuematoid Arthritis
*Morton's Neuroma
*Heel Pain (plantar Fasciitis)
*History of Lisfranc Joint (MTJ) Injuries
*Tailor's Bunions 

This Sandal is NOT Recommended for Patients with:

*Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease
*History of Foot Ulcerations 
*Charcot Foot
*Foot Drop

**Please remember that you are the acid test for whether or not the shoe works for you. You should not have to "break in" shoes. If this shoe is not comfortable - it's not for you!

Hope this has been helpful!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy 


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Podiatrist Recommended Women's Sandals for Spring 2012

Podiatrist Recommended
Women's Sandals for 
Spring 2012


Aravon Katy

This is a great sandal that can be found at most New Balance stores. The thick rigid sole offers maximal protection to the foot and I love the soft footbed, which offers decent arch support. The forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot control offers biomechanical control, which helps decrease pain, chance of injury and mechanical strain.

 Naot Jive 

Gotta' love the Naots! A bit more of a casual look but the rigid sole combined with the soft footbed and solid forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping is great for biomechanically controlling for the foot, which dramatically improves comfort to not just the foot - but also the knees, hips & lower back. 


 Wolky Cloggy

The Wolky line of shoes offers high quality shoes with excellent biomechanical control for the foot and ankle. One of my favorite aspects of this sandal is the thick rigid sole that is protective of the joints. The footbed is soft and has fabulous arch support. It's an expensive sandal but consider it a solid investment in your foot health!

Alegria Kleo

I'm a big fan of all of the Alegria shoes that have rearfoot strapping! Don't be fooled and get the shoes or sandals that don't have rearfoot strapping or control - you will be cheating yourself of comfort. This sandal has an awesome thick and rigid sole with a soft footbed with good arch support. As long as you also have rearfoot control, this sandal will increase comfort, decrease chance of injury and cause less "wear and tear" on the foot and ankle joints.


These Four Sandals ARE Recommended for Patients with:

*Heel Pain
*Hallux Limitus (Limited Range of Motion across the 1st Toe Joint)
*Morton's Neuroma
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Mild Tailor's Bunions
*Mild Bunions
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Fibroma's on the bottom of the foot
*Flat Feet
*Hypermobility (Ligament Laxity)
*Corns & Calluses
*Ingrown Toenails

These Sandals are NOT Recommended for Patients with:

*Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease
*History of Ulcerations 
*Charcot Foot 
*Severe Ankle Instability 

Hope all is well,

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy