Lately there has been a lot of hype surrounding a “new” fashion statement, a pair of tennis shoes.
On June 25, a senator in Texas thrust a pair of hot pink Mizuno tennis shoes called the Wave Rider into the spotlight unintentionally. The senator had a long day ahead of her, and about 2 hours in she kicked off her heels and donned the now “famous” shoes. People noticed! Her shoes became a trending topic on twitter behind the hashtag #standwithwendy.
Our choice of shoes is very important. For years, podiatrists have been helping patients get the most comfort possible from their shoes. Did you know that the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has a list of all of the shoes that meet their approval standards on their website? According to the APMA, “The APMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval Program recognizes products which have been found beneficial to foot health and of significant value when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment.” Make sure you are seeing Dr. Ira Kraus with Advanced Foot Care on a regular basis and find out which kind of shoes are best for you.
Do you have flat feet? A high arch? Heel pain? Shin splints? Tendonitis? Painful calluses on the bottom of your feet? Do your feet hurt? Are you a diabetic? If any of these statements apply to you, you may be a candidate for orthotics; personalized shoe inserts that are created from a mold of your own feet to provide maximal comfort and support. Additionally, patients with diabetes may qualify for diabetic shoes. To determine whether or not you are a candidate for orthotics or diabetic shoes, make an appointment at our Brainerd Road office in Chattanooga with Dr. Aaron Solomon