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Doctor insights on: Orthopedic Dress Shoes

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What orthopedic inserts should I use in my shoes for fallen arches?

What orthopedic inserts should I use in my shoes for fallen arches?

Depends: If you are having pain try otc orthotics. Spenco is a good brand. Custom orthotics are expensive but well worth it. ...Read more

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The orthopedic md found a labral tear on my mri. Why did he ask me if i wore baby shoes with a metal bar when i was an infant, (which i did)?

The orthopedic md found a labral tear on my mri. Why did he ask me if i wore baby shoes with a metal bar when i was an infant, (which i did)?

Not sure: Your lower extremity alignment and labral tears in shoulders are unrelated.Possibly he noted your lower extremity alignment on his general exam and was making orthopedic" small talk".! ...Read more

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Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?

Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?

No: If your shoe is significantly soiled, was immersed in water or covered in a chemical that prevents breathability, i would recommend discarding the shoe, otherwise, treating the shoe with and antifungal powder can often be effective in preventing reoccurance. ...Read more

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What exactly is a shoe bite?

What exactly is a shoe bite?

Shoe bite: Shoe bite is a lay term describing pain caused by ill fitting shoes. Blister, inflammation, etc...Any pain that can be blamed on the shoe. Easily treated.....Stop wearing those shoes! ...Read more

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I need help with a shoe fetish?

I need help with a shoe fetish?

Consider: consulting with a psychologist who is experienced with or is an expert with sexual disorders. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should I wear to the gym?

Depends: If you are going to run wear running shoes. If not wear a cross trainer or tennis shoe. ...Read more

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What type of shoe inserts are best?

What type of shoe inserts are best?

Depends...: You need to determine what is causing your pain. Podiatrists will examine and treat the cause of your foot problems but can also recommend proper shoes and if inserts are needed to avoid recurrence. The inserts (aka orhtotics) may be over the counter or prescription. ...Read more

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Are Hoka shoes good for metatarsalgia?

Shoes are just shoes: Shoe therapy is only marginal treatment. Metatarsalgia is a vague term that could be any one or several different problems, therefore, you must find out which specific problem you have not just that general term. Then if the problem can be solved with just padding the shoes can be used. ...Read more

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What are good podiatric shoes for kids?

What are good podiatric shoes for kids?

Knowing how to fit: Knowing how to fit shoes on kids is what podiatrists will recommend...Here's a a great video reference - http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=10pwyvbup24;list=pl5d06d809c3207732;feature=share;index=2. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

Varies with need: Toddlers will do well with rubber skid socks in the house if they wear anything. Outside they need protection from a variety of terrains so the choice may vary. The shoe should meet several basic criteria: Fit: roomy enough but not loose; Flex: flexible enough not to pinch or bind a growing foot; Breathable: avoid solid plastics - feet sweat; Sturdy enough for the terrain; not too heavy. ...Read more

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Are there any shoes that can hold orthodics?

Athletic shoes.: Some orthotics are made to fit in narrower dress shoes, but as a general rule you're going to want athletic shoes. They're the most supportive, and will accommodate the bulk of any orthotic device best. Depending on your foot type, there are lots of brands to choose from, but you can start with asics, new balance, saucony, brooks, or mizuno? ...Read more

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Are zapz orthotics for the shoes effective?

Are  zapz orthotics for the shoes effective?

They're ok: Zapz orthotics are off the shelf insoles that can be heated and molded when stepped on. The problem is this molds them in an unstable position when you stand. I feel that this is non better than other otc insoles such as powersteps, spenco, or superfeet. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks to wearing shoes in a sauna?

Not really: I would wear a water shoe or sandal just so perspiration does not get into the shoe. This could create a fungal infection. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should I wear if I have metatarsalgia?

Extra support: at the ball of the foot. Avoid extremely flat or extra flexible shoes. You need extra cushion at the forefoot to elevate the bones and reduce pressure. ...Read more