About Our Speciality Fittings
Medical professionals across the Northland often refer their patients to us. These customers come in with a variety of foot injuries which require some special care and consideration in finding proper footwear.
We carry widths in several podiatry recommended brands, including New Balance, Brooks, and others. Many models are also diabetic approved. We take all the time you need for all foot types, including Podiatry Recommended! We do not attempt to diagnose injuries…we leave that to the medical professional, but here are some of the most common injuries we see.
Plantar Fasciitis is caused from excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue which runs along the bottom surface of the foot, attaching at the heel bone and extending up to the forefoot. When excessively stretched, it can result in extreme heel pain, arch pain, and heel spurs.
Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma Metatarsalgia is a broad term that refers to pain in the forefoot, the area just before the toes (or ball-of- the-foot). Morton’s Neuroma is pain, swelling, or inflammation of a nerve usually between the 3rd or 4th toes. It can cause pain, burning, tingling, and numbness.
This very common foot problem is a prominent bump on the inside of the forefoot around the big toe joint. The bump is actually a bone protruding towards the inside of the foot. With continued movement inwards, the toes become crowded and may cross over each other. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, and soreness on the side surface of the big toe.
This is inflammation of the Achilles Tendon, the thick band of tissue that attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone. Runners who suffer from Achilles Tendonitis often complain of swelling and pain close to the heel, which is often times sharp and can be incapacitating.