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Saturday, June 23, 2012
A Comfortable Slip-On Shoe For Men...
This is a great shoe for the man in your life who needs a comfortable slip-on shoe!
I have many patients who have trouble reaching their feet because of hip and knee replacements, severe arthritis, back pain or because they are elderly.
If you get a long-handled shoe horn, these are great shoes that are easy to get on.
The problem with the typical slip-on shoes are that there is no rearfoot control so that the person who purchases a slip-on shoe with no back to it
ends up getting less biomechanical control of the foot, which is counterproductive because it causes more strain to their knees, hips and lower back.
With this shoe, you kill two birds with one stone...
Using a long-handled shoe horn (or not - it's not required, simply helpful), these shoes are easy to slip on and once you have them on, you have the rearfoot control that offers more protection and biomechanical control,
which will decrease pain, strain and
chance of injury.
A shoe with no rearfoot control forces the person wearing them to put more mechanical strain on their joints, muscles, and tendons to hold the shoe on their foot.
In other words, this shoe is far more comfortable than a slip-on shoe with no back to it.
The WWM756 offers a thick rigid sole, which is protective of the foot. It also has a wide soft toebox, which is great for patients who need more room to accommodate their hammertoes and bunions. The insert inside the shoe can be replaced by a custom-molded insert or over-the-counter insert that offers more arch support for better biomechanical control.
And it's a nice looking shoe!
THIS SHOE IS RECOMMENDED FOR PATIENTS WITH:
*Previous Lisfranc's Injury
*Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Patients with Balance Issues
WITH YOUR PODIATRIST'S APPROVAL, THE WWM756 MAY BE RECOMMENDED FOR PATIENTS WITH:
*Peripheral Arterial Disease
THE WWM756 IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PATIENTS WITH:
*History of Foot Ulcerations or Open Sores
I hope this was helpful!
Have a great day...
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy