the path to happy feet
Your feet contain 1/4 of the bones in your body. That's 52 out of the total of 206. And you need everyone of them, says Steve Ross, President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: "They absorb shock, form a stable platform to stand on, and act as a rigid lever to propel you forward."
Unfortunately, all the extra legwork also puts you at risk to injuries like stress fractures. To keep your calcaneous, metatarsal, and cuboid bones intact, ease into new exercise regimens and consider lower-impact sports like swimming. Otherwise, you might find yourself limited to more "pedestrian" activities.
Wearing the right shoes can prevent many foot ailments.
- Make sure they fit. Get your feet measured once a year. Size changes with age and hormone fluctations. Try on shoes at the end of the day when feet are their largest.
- Make sure there's enough space in the toe box. Your toes need room to move around with ease.
- Shoes that are too narrow, or too wide, cause sliding and rubbing. That leads to blisters and calluses.
- Avoid heels higher than 2 inches. High heels increase pressure on the front of the foot and can be rather painful if not corrected.
We stock, sell and service the finest footwear, from comfort walkers to orthopedic footwear, athletic to dress shoes and sandals. We also carry a huge range of sizes and widths.
Professionally Staffed by American Board Certified Pedorthist
Rick Juarez, C.PED (Certified Pedorthist)
Rick Ravel, C.PED
- Skilled in modern shoe therapies including filling footwear prescriptions by medical practitioners
- Extra special care for diabetic and arthritic patients
- Diabetic medicare approved facility
According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, Pedorthic is:
"The art concerned with the design, manufacture, fit and modification of shoes and related foot appliances as prescribed for the amelioration of painful or disabling conditions."
custom made shoes
Custom fabricated for patients wuth noted foot deformities not able to be accommodated with stock footwear, (amputations, charcot foot, severe bunions and hammer toe, etc.)
- Molded shoes with or without removable inserts
- Custom healing sandals for accommodation of foot ulcerations, etc.
- Custom conventional shoes for the style-conscious person
custom inserts & orthotics
Custom fabricated to accommodate insensitive, hypersensitive, sport and functional needs.
- Thermo Cork
- Thermo Plastics
- Hi Impact
- Full Length
- Lo Impact
- 3/4 Length
custom shoe modifications
- Metatarsal Bars
- Rocker Bars, Platform Rocker Soles
- Elevations for leg length discrepancies
- Wedges, etc.
All prescriptions expertly filled.
All work done on premises.