Foot Conditions & Recommended New Balance ... - Brown's Catalog
Foot Conditions & Recommended New Balance Shoes and Insoles Shop online at BrownsCatalog.com ARTHRITIS Arthritis is a disease that is generally characterized by inflammation and damage to a body’s joints. The disease attacks cartilage, joint linings, bones and connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments. It takes away the normal, pain-free function of a joint. Arthritis can occur in any joint – in the wrist, shoulder, back, neck, hip, hands, ankle or foot. Shoe Recommendations: We suggest an SL-2 shoe with plenty of room. • Running: 1540, 1140, 990, 860, 840, 587. • Walking: 978, 956, 928, 846, 812. • Cross-Training: 1012, 856. • Dunham: 8000. • Insoles: Pressure Relief Insole IPR3030 and a Carbon Fiber Plate. DIABETIC NEUROPATHY Diabetic neuropathy refers to nerve damage that can cause loss of sensation or numbness . . . or just the opposite, hypersensitivity. This condition usually manifests itself in the feet and lower extremities first. Properly fit shoes are critical. Shoe Recommendations: • Use the same recommendations as Arthritis. BUNION/BUNIONETTE A bunion is an inflamed swelling of the small sac on the first joint of the big toe. A bunionette involves the swelling of the small sac on the joint of the little toe. Symptoms include throbbing pain and redness in these specific areas. Shoe Recommendations: Look for the following two features: SL-2 last and metatarsal padding. Shoes with a wider forefoot will also provide extra room, not cramping or squeezing the problem areas. • Running: 1540, 1140, 840, 587. • Walking: 978, 956, 928, 846, 812. • Cross-Training: 856. • Court: 804. • Dunham: 8000. • Orthaheel Sandals. • Insoles: Motion Control Insole IMC3210; Pressure Relief Insole IPR3030. HAMMER TOES This toe deformity draws the toe back in a claw-like position. Heredity can be the culprit, but common causes are pointed-toe shoes or shoes that are too short. Shoe Recommendations: Shoes with a broad and deep toe box are necessary, so select a shoe with the SL-2 last. • Running: 1540, 1140, 990, 840, 587. • Walking: 978, 956, 928, 846, 812. • Cross-Training: 1012, 856. • Court: 804. • Orthaheel Sandals. • Insoles: Pressure Relief Insole IPR3030. • Hammer Toe Crest/Cushion. INTERDIGITAL NEUROMA This condition involves pain, burning, or tingling on the top of the forefoot in the web spaces behind the toes, usually the third or fourth web space. The nerves that serve these toes become pinched or restricted. Shoe Recommendations: Metatarsal padding is a must, along with a Stability Web and an SL-2 last, which permits the forefoot to splay or spread. • Running: 2040, 1540, 1140, 990, 840, WR860, 587. • Walking: 978, 956, 928, 846, 812. • Cross-Training: 856. • Dunham: 8000. • Orthaheel Sandals. • Insoles: Motion Control Insole IMC3210; Pressure Relief Insole IPR3030; Birkenstock 3/4 Footbed Inserts.