Some of us have pain on the top of our foot in certain shoes. There are various conditions that might be involved, but there is one thing to do that may make wearing lace-up shoes more comfortable. Where the area bothers you, instead of criss-crossing the laces, lace up a notch and then criss-cross. That will take pressure off the painful area. In some cases, you may be able to wear shoes you had stopped wearing because this simple technique worked! Here is what it looks like. Thanks to Ian at Ian’s Shoe Lace Site!
Do your kids have bunions? It isn’t all that unusual. Here is an article that goes into some detail about it. Bottom line: Handle this first with what is described in the Non-Operative Bunion Treatment Children section and there will be minimal need, even as an adult, for the operative option. If you have ever seen an failed bunion operation, save your children those results.
When we walk in shoes, our heels hit the ground first, bearing a minimum of 2 times our body weight so…………..I think we can say that everyone’s shoes wear down at the heels. If they don’t, they have been sitting in the closet, not on your feet! Statistically, most of us wear our shoes down on the outside of the heel. It isn’t pathological or bad per se. However, we have something that can straighten and modify the heel strike so shoes don’t wear out so quickly at the heel if you are one who seems to wear your shoes down faster than others you know.
The wedge is a simple thing that looks like this:
We can watch you walk to see if you would benefit from this kind of modification. It fits in your shoe and you move it from shoe to shoe. It only costs $10 and if you don’t like how it feels, you just take it out. No drama involved to have it checked out but a vast improvement in how you feel and how long your shoes will last if you need it.
Have you been to the theme parks in Orlando lately? There is a distinct glaze in the eyes and a painful look on the faces of parents and grandparents. They are sitting down. They are sitting down because it all comes at once – they can no longer stand, walk or sometimes even speak. They have hit the wall: Exhausted and their feet hurt!
Come by and see us as soon as you set a date for that precious time with the kids. We have walking shoes and arch supports that will make that time really precious, not precious and painful.
We have a new section on our website called Splendid Walks of Savannah. Thirteen areas in and around Savannah where you can walk, run, bicycle and even tour in your auto. Include the dogs and the kids! Below are a few pics taken on the walks. You’ll see the real deal Savannah when you explore these areas. Maps and GPS links included. Click HERE!