Orthotic accomodating shoes
The video below explains how orthotics work to help treat bunions and other big toe joint problems (the video is made for podiatrists so it may be a bit technical).To prevent these problems, orthotics should be made off a laser image or cast of your foot that is made with your first metatarsal bone pushed down and then the orthotic must conform EXTREMELY TIGHT to the arch of your foot as shown in Figure 2.Good arch support with mild rocker sole is a winning combination. Telic is another species of footwear that work well as Recovery Shoes, loose support so feet can relax with support.
For those who need them, finding a stylish shoe that fits an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) is not an easy task.
A number of well done studies have demonstrated how orthotics should be made in order to relieve bunion pain and pressure in the big toe joint.
Unfortunately, most patients who come through our Seattle foot and ankle clinic who have had orthotics made for their bunion and big toe problems have orthotics that do not adequately relieve pressure in the joint and thus lead to increased pressure and bunion problems.
Ankle-Foot Orthosis: A brace (usually plastic) worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot-drop or other biomechanical problems with the foot. SHOE RECOMMENDATIONS: For adults with AFO's, we recommend any of the shoes in our Extra-Extra Depth Shoes. For children with AFO's, we recommend the Answer2 Children's Shoes, Keeping Pace Children's Athletic Shoe and the Pedor's Children's Shoes.
Our best sellers include Drew Shoes with the Plus Fitting System or any P. Remember these are suggestions, there may be other shoes that will work for your condition or your custom AFO. We are constantly increasing our line of shoes that will accomodate AFO braces.