Perfect Sandal For Heel Pain
Today we received our first order of Oofos foot wear. This is a company that specializes in making a lightweight sandal that has arch support and heel cushion. I found this sandal concept interesting, because it is marketed for treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel pain and arch pain). Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is a condition that we treat every day at Shenandoah Podiatry.
Plantar fasciitis is an over use syndrome commonly caused by poor shoe gear choices and/or increased activity levels. By cushioning the heel and supporting the arch the Oofos sandals appear to be a viable treatment option for plantar fasciitis.
To give this product a good try I decided to order a pair for myself. As soon as I tried them on I could feel the arch support and heel cushioning. The interesting thing about the arch support was that as supportive as it felt it was not a hard arch support. This could potentially be beneficial for patients that are unable to tolerate more rigid support. I’m excited about this new product. It has shown true promise on day one. I’ll make sure to keep everyone posted on how people like them.