(Closed) Any Podiatrists on the Boards?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

The best thing for foot issues, is the no fun type stuff like well fiting sneakers. As orthoics will only fit properly in so many types of shoes

It also depends on what your issues are. Bunions? Plantar fasciitis? Corns?

I’m not a podiatrist, but my friends dad is and I worked for him as an assitant for years.

I don’t think there is in issue wearing heels now and then as it doesn’t really cause the problems, its mainly genetics 😉

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends on a lot of things.  What’s wrong with your feet, how often you wear heels/how long each day you wear them, what kind of orthotic you are getting etc.  A 2.5 inch might be fine if you plan on wearing them out to dinner, but be too much if you are wearing them all day at work. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve read that Podiatrists usually recommend things around the 2″ mark.  You might be ok with 2.5″, you’d have to ask your doctor.

 

Unfortunately, trainers give you the most foot support.  The problem with heels is they hold your foot in unnatural positions and place stress/body weight on places your foot wasn’t designed for.  Walking around with such poor, unnatural form can cause damage to your feet and joints, and in your case it’s knees.  Even if the cause of your knee troubles wasn’t due to heels, heels probably aggravated whatever your preexisting condition was.  Fortunately, a lot of athletic shoe companies have lines of flats and stylish sneakers that don’t look like your traditional gym shoe.  For instance, Puma makes some cute flats.  If you dress 50s style, you could try Converse shoes with your Orthotics. 

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