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Monday, June 15, 2015
Podiatrist Recommended - Steve Madden's Brooklyn: A Comfortable Wedge Sandal for Summer
Steve Madden Brooklyn
This sandal is a great option for anyone looking for a comfortable sandal for light summer activities. Although it may not be appropriate for being on your feet all day for heavy activities (like walking around at a music festival on uneven surfaces or going to Walk Disney World for the whole day), I would recommend it to most patients for light activities. The wedge is thick, rigid and has minimal flexibility, which allows for more comfort. The topcover material is stretchy, which is great for anyone with bunions as it can hide the bunion with minimal pressure on the bunion. This shoe also has the forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping that is required for a shoe to be comfortable and make my list for a 'podiatrist approved' shoe. I also like that the material on the insole is soft against the bottom of your feet, which is helpful to anyone who has calluses or sensitive feet. This shoe will not accommodate an orthotic, so if it is crucial that you wear your orthotics, this may not be a good choice for you.
This shoe is recommended for patients with:
*Mild to Moderate Bunions
*Mild to Moderate Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Hallux Rigidus (no range of motion through the 1st toe joint) or if your 1st toe joint has been surgically fused at the standard 15 degrees of dorsiflexion.
*Mild Plantar Plate issues
*Mild Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*A 'bump' (exostosis) on the top of the midfoot
This shoe is not recommended for patients with:
*Ligament Laxity / Hypermobility
*A history of chronically rolling your ankles
*Posterior Tibial or Peroneal Tendonitis
*Recovering from a Recent Lisfranc's Injury
*History of Foot Ulcerations
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation)
*Geriatric patients with a history of imbalance or falling
I hope this has been helpful. For more information, please refer to my blog articles:
My feet hurt: top ten things to do to alleviate foot pain.
Shoe recommendations for patients recovering from Lisfranc Injuries.
If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, I would highly recommend that you make an appointment with your local podiatrist. Do not jump into foot surgery! Most foot and ankle pain can be resolved with better shoes, inserts and changing some simple habits. If you are considering foot surgery, I would recommend that you exhaust conservative treatment before you decide to do surgery. For more information, check out my article:
Ten things you need to think about before having foot surgery.
Have a wonderful day!
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy
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