House Shoes For Your Foot Condition
We walk on them, run on them, squeeze them into tight and uncomfortable shoes, bump and hit them on things; feet take a beating. Unfortunately, many of us have foot conditions of some sort, and they aren’t just worrisome when out and about. Foot pain persists at home, too, and walking barefoot isn’t always the best solution to relieve foot pain. There are therapeutic shoes for foot pain and foot conditions that you can wear around the house that not only keep your feet more comfortable, but can actually improve or treat your foot condition. Here is an overview of therapeutic shoes for some of the common foot conditions.
Arch and heel Pain
Heel and arch pain is often due to a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the ligaments that support the arch are strained. There are many outdoor and indoor shoes for this condition. These Orthofeet Ashville Fashion indoor slipper are a great way to be comfy at home while still providing adequate arch support. The slippers’ contoured orthotic insole, with anatomical arch support and gel padded heel-seat, help to alleviate foot pain, and enhance comfort from heel to toe.
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The Gizeh from Birkenstock is an outdoor shoe option. These shoes have an arch support, deep heel cup, and roomy toe box.
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Cold feet are often caused by a restriction in the small blood vessels that occurs when circulation is decreased. This can be due to a number of factors, including activity level, diet, smoking and alcohol consumption, among other things. Women are also much more likely to suffer from cold feet. There are a few different qualities to look for in a house shoe to help keep feet insulated and warm. It is important to look for properly fitted shoes, shoes with wool insoles, and foam padding. For example, the Giesswein Abend slipper is made with boiled wool to keep the foot heated.
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Wide feet can be the result of many factors, including being overweight or genetic disposition. Shopping for shoes if you have wide feet can be quite a challenge since many shoe types don’t have wide options. Thankfully, there are slippers and shoes designed especially for those of us with wide feet. Birkentocks are some of the most reliable shoes when it comes to foot therapy. These suede Birkenstock Arizona’s are unisex and perfect for wide feet comfort.
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Ortho Feet Charlotte Slippers strap enables you to adjust the slippers to hug your feet, allowing for more room if you have wider feet.
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Diabetic neuropathy of the foot is a common complication of diabetes. Numbness, tingling and pinprick sensations are just a few symptoms of neuropathy, but the true danger lies in untreated injuries to the foot due to this condition. Proper footwear can help prevent further progression of diabetic foot problems, including ulcerations and infections. Breathable uppers in shoes help to keep feet dry. Some shoes even come with removable insoles to accommodate orthotics for a supportive fit, which is always recommended for those with neuropathy. Cushioned heels, supportive fit, roomy toe boxes, and adjustable closures are all important features to look for when searching for diabetic footwear. Below we have featured a couple of our favorites.
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Sprint is a shoe designed for maximum comfort. The shoe features an ergonomic sole, anatomical orthotic insole, and a soft interior. While these aren’t technically considered house shoes, they are still useful for any activity, especially if you have diabetes and need protection and support for your feet.
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These diabetic orthotic-friendly shoes feature insoles that mold to the shape of your foot. Insoles are also removable in case you’d prefer to use your own custom orthotics.
If you’re not sure how to shop for recommended shoes for your specific foot condition, a gait analysis and thorough foot exam by one of our podiatrists can reveal what’s best for you. To request an appointment with one of our specialists, click here or call any of our convenient locations in the Piedmont Triad.
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