Why Wear Podiatrist Approved Shoes?
Podiatrists are leading health care professionals that specialise in evaluating, diagnosing and treating lower limb and foot problems. As a result, we’re able to determine your feet’s needs when it comes to choosing the right footwear. Consulting with a podiatrist for podiatrist approved shoes means having a medical professional understand your medical concerns and provide recommendations on the best shoes for your unique set of circumstances.
Consulting your podiatrist before purchasing new shoes can help to prevent problems caused by poor footwear choices. Say goodbye to foot pain, nasty blisters, avoidable injuries, and general discomfort when you consult with the experts at Pinnacle!
Do Pinnacle Offer General Podiatry Services?
Yes. While we specialise in sports podiatry and treating running-related injury, we also provide general podiatry services for all Sydney patients. Pinnacle offer personalised, comprehensive foot care to treat a wide range of lower limb problems. From ingrown toenail treatments to orthotic fittings, diabetic foot check-ups, biomechanical assessment, dry needling, exercise physiology and prolotherapy, Pinnacle cover all facets of sports and general podiatry in Sydney.
What Kind of Shoes Can You Advise On?
Specialising in running-related injuries, we provide leading podiatrist footwear advice on running shoes and running orthotics here at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry. However, we can also help and advise on casual and work shoes too!
We can recommend footwear on work, dress or casual occasion shoes to align with your foot type of orthotic prescription. We believe that the same principles for choosing the right footwear should go across the board and commonly work with our patients to advise the best footwear for everyday wear.
Considerations When Choosing the Right Footwear:
There is no one perfect shoe as feet come in many lengths, shapes and widths, as well as varying function and stability. There are several considerations to make when choosing the right footwear for you. When advising our patients on the right footwear, we tend to recommend footwear that:
• Optimises comfort while wearing
• Fits suitably and accommodates any unique foot shape or structure.
• Helps reduce load or pressure to any areas that are currently painful
The main factors to consider include:
• Support and lock-down– it’s important that your feet are secure and stable in the shoe without the need to lace too tight to compensate for poor fit or function.
• Materials – depending on the activity, footwear materials should be sturdy, breathable and comfortable to wear.
• Shape – the wrong shoe shape can cause all sorts of problems. A wide toe box can decrease the risk of injuries or discomfort at the forefoot, arch and heel.
Book an appointment with the experts at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry for leading podiatrist footwear advice. Once we get a better idea of your feet and lower limb concerns, we can determine which shoes will be the most suitable for your feet.