I was introduced to the Stuart Weizman “Girlbands” shoe by a stylish and particularly chic patient who was wearing them this past week. She said they are exceptionally comfortable and she can wear them all day with no problems.
After examining the shoe, I was particularly impressed with the rigid sole which gives more protection and comfort to the foot and I was especially impressed with the soft yet secure bands that have a little bit of “give” while holding the foot secure. This is an excellent choice for someone who has issues with mild foot swelling throughout the day.
I also liked the fact that these can be dressed up for evening or can be worn with more casual outfits.
Recommended For Patients with:
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Mild (Possibly Moderate) Bunions
*Mild (Possibly Moderate) Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion across the 1st toe joint)
*Mild Morton’s Neuroma
*Mild (Possibly Moderate) Capsulitis of the Toe Joints
*Mild to Moderate Exostosis (Bone Spur on the top of the foot)
*Mild to Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Mild (Possibly Moderate) Achilles Tendonitis
*Mild Haglund’s Deformity
*Mild Ligament Laxity/Hypermobility
NOT Recommended For Patients with:
*Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
*History of Foot Ulcerations (Open Sores)
*Severe Ligament Laxity/Hypermobility
*Hallux Rigidus (No Motion across the 1st Toe Joint)
*Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
Please remember that if you are experiencing
foot and ankle pain for more that a week –
I highly recommend following up with
a Podiatrist for evaluation and treatment!
You’d be surprised how often we can help heal your foot and ankle issues without painful surgeries or injections.
Sometimes surgery is appropriate but, in my experience, most problems can be greatly improved without surgery and by doing some pretty simple pain-free treatments.
I always tell patients,
“The first part of the process is we have to heal your foot. The second part is we have to make sure that you are in proper shoes and inserts so that the problem does not reoccur.”
That’s what this blog is about –
once you are through the healing phase,
it’s important that you find
comfortable and (hopefully!) cute shoes
that are specific for your
particular biomechanics and foot issues.
For more information,
please refer to my article on this blog called
“The Basics” or my article on “Crocs.”
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy
Proud Second Runner up in a
Pumpkin Carving contest last night where I won
a pair of Halloween socks.