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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hike and Bike Shoes for Immobilization of the Bend at the Forefoot

I have been using Hike and Bike shoes to immobilize the foot while not having the negative impact of a removable cast in some patients. There is one used in a plantar fascial tear for the 3 months I normally cast the foot with a removable boot. If the patient especially has a back problem, the evenness of wearing a pair of shoes like these can be great. Remember you are not able to bend your foot in push off, or it will hurt you. Therefore, it immobilizes the pull of the plantar fascia. Any metatarsal  problem could be helped by this, even if it is only part of your treatment to vary the stresses 2-4 hours a day. Sesamoid problems, turf toe, metatarsalgia or stress fractures may be helped.

1 comment:

  1. Do you think Kestrel Lace Men's is a good option as well, for someone with sesamoiditis, and do you think they would work for someone with a somewhat wider forefoot who can't really wear the narrow forefoot shoes? Are there other brands of Hike & Bike shoes you might suggest? I would like to try these for stationary bike at the gym, as well as some possible outdoor biking. Thank you!


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