Quick boost #5 - a very scientific case report
I think a number of athletic shoes could have help, especially with memory foam insoles. A proper fit also does a lot too. I wore 10.5 for decades and now in size 11.
Awesome, thanks for the heads up. The trade off between carpets and allergies/dust vs. hardwood floors and foot pain is real! Glad the “subject” has improved, too 😉
Thank you for this testimonial. I’m tempted to give it a try before another cortisone shot! I appreciate the personal experience you shared. 😊
My husband’s podiatrist told him about Walkfit platinum-- apparently sold on TV-- they’ve helped him a lot and last-- they’ve orthotics
I started to laugh when I realized the man in the case study was you. I'm going to look into these. Also waterproof for dog walking!
Agree that they are so cushy that they absorb lots of stress. But be careful! I had the flip flops and they were so bouncy they made me off balance at times, especially on stairs.
A few weeks ago I noticed my son wearing these after work. He has a busy dental practice and is on his feet a lot. I’ll have to check with him to see how he feels about them. I suffer from hardwood floor ball of foot pain and need to find an alternative house shoe option.
Thanks for the info!
That is an awesome graphic you created for Examined!
I have developed arthritis in my first metatarsophalangeal (aka base of big toe aka hallux rigidus) joint. Apparently this is very common. I switched to a tennis shoe with wider toe box with improvement and I'm putting voltaren gel. Maybe I'll try out your OOFOS. My wife swears by Birkenstocks, however, for all manner of foot pain including her issues with hallux rigidus.
Perhaps a randomized trial of Birkenstocks versus OOFOS is called for!
This was delightful! I remember going to the Walking Company for their orthotic-like insoles after Dr. School’s were no longer helpful. I finally saw the podiatrist and got true orthotics for as he put it, “all kinds of reasons.” My feet hurt all the time! I expected to have to adjust to the orthotics but they were less painful than going without them. Two weeks and no more pain in my feet. But the reason I tell this story is because my knee pain ostensibly from arthritis also totally vanished. My hips and back felt rejuvenated. I wish it had occurred to me to get them 5 years earlier! I’m sure not everyone needs them, but they’ve been amazing for me. I just slip them into whichever pair of shoes I want to wear.
Zero science behind this but I've found Hoka shoes also to be very helpful for foot pain. You can customize arch support and other specifications when you buy them. (Not getting paid to say this, I use them myself!)