Nichole Hannahs

On the Right Foot

by Nichole Hannahs on April 1, 2011 at 1:21 am

We slip on or lace up our shoes everyday. But do you ever think about how the type of shoe your wearing can affect your entire body?

Licensed Pedorthist David Games deals with feet everyday. He said the type of shoes you wear could be causing a persistent pain with a tendon like structure that extends the entire length of the foot.

"It’s like Velcro. You know how Velcro sounds when it rips." asked Games. "That’s what happens to this band it rips, but then when you rest it tries to reheal then you have other problems."

While this is most commonly known as a heel spur orthopedic footwear can play a role in prevention because it helps take the pressure of the tendon. It can also help diabetics that don’t heal as easily from foot injury as someone without the disease.

"If you don’t take care of your feet and proper footwear it could lead to an amputation," said Games. "This is why Medicare came out with an orthopedic shoe bill. It could help people take care of their feet so they don’t have to have an amputation."

Games said they’re a lot of people with diabetes that don’t even know that Medicare has this therapeutic program. To learn more visit Foot Orthotics of Southeast Ohio located on Linden Avenue.