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what shoes are best to wear after a spinal fusion? can i still wear my converse?

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Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Spinal Fusion: I suspect your Back Surgeon will have some ideas for you. Doesn't seem to me like Converse would provide enough cushion for support after surgery.
Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Comfortable shoes...: If the shoes are comfortable, not elevated, cushioned, with good arch support and allow full ankle range of motion, they are appropriate to use after spinal fusion. Avoid high heels!
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Dr. Kathryn Ko commented
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
I agree with Dr. Hwang, wear cushioned flats or athletic shoes, avoid Michael Kors type shoes!
Aug 5, 2014

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