With spring right around the corner, it’s natural to start thinking about bare skin, sun dresses, pedicures and sandals. It’s also normal to feel a little anxiety after a long winter of dry skin and pedicure-free feet. Now is the time to start preparing to look your best during the warmer months to come. There is something that’s easy to do, very beneficial to your overall health, and now even cost effective, even if you’re still wearing boots and shoveling the snow. It’s a small change, but it can have a significant impact on your health, preventing painful and unattractive foot conditions today and for years to come, including unsightly bunions, calluses and hammer toes.

The female foot, like so many other things, is fundamentally different in structure and bio mechanics from the male foot. It’s not only smaller than a man’s foot, but also different in shape. It is much narrower, especially in the heel, distributing the weight differently and creating different bio-mechanical forces. Likewise the female gait is different than that of a male. Women walk a bit more loosely than men because of less muscle mass, looser joints (especially after childbirth), and a different waist to hip ratio. For these reasons, hammertoes, bunions, callus formation, inter-digital neuromas, and metatarsalgia are all more common in women than in men. Since foot imbalances and subsequent problems depend on gender and genetics, it is important that women seek out custom orthotic solutions specific to their footwear needs. Gone are the days of thick, bulky, hard to fit into shoes, custom orthotics. No longer do you need a special pair of shoes to wear a proper bio mechanically designed custom orthotic. What I’m saying is, “shoes don’t have to be ugly to feel good.”

Many foot specialists recommend that women seek out proper supportive custom orthotics. A properly fitted orthotic will help prevent or reduce  many of the foot problems listed above. A proper custom orthotic may also provide back or joint pain relief and the reduction of joint friction and long-term damage. Ideally, the orthotics should support the longitudinal and anterior transverse arches of the foot, provide adequate padding and support, and reduce excessive heel movement. In addition to a custom orthotic insole, experts recommend ensuring that you are wearing properly fitted shoes. High heels increase the likelihood of improper weight distribution and excessive pressure in localized areas of the foot. If high heels is your preference in footwear choice, you will need different insoles for different heel heights. As the foot moves into a higher heel, the arch of the foot takes on a different level of support need. Hence the need for an orthotic with the proper pitch for that heel height  to ensure your feet are protected and look their best when you slip on those sandals when the sun comes back out.

Many women with diabetes experience an increased likelihood of foot issues. The good news is, diabetic footwear and proper custom orthotics will not only releive foot pain issues, but these days they also come in a wide variety of attractive styles including trendy sandals and Mary Janes. 

Note: If you are diabetic, whether male or female, and you have sever foot pain issues, it is advised you consult with a physician. This information is not intended to supplement or replace advice from a medical professional, or to diagnose or treat any condition. That can only be done properly in a one on one consultation with your doctor. 

You may be asking your self questions like, “Where can I get an orthotic that will fit in all my shoes?” Or, “Orthotics are expensive and I don’t have insurance to cover them, so now what?” I invite you to visit www.walkezstore.com where you will find your solution. Here you will find the ezWalker Custom Orthotic, an orthotic that is so ultra thin, 3/4 length, and will fit in all types of footwear. There’s an ezWalker Custom Orthotic for sport, casual, work, fashion, and even dance shoes. And the best part is you can order this via the Internet and be guaranteed satisfaction or your money back. No where will you find this level of quality and comfort with a money back guarantee. So go there right now! www.walkezstore.com and see for yourself. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Carandang, Certified Pedorthist and Owner of The Walkezstore.com. She will be more than happy to answer your questions personally. Wow, personal service too, now that’s amazing.

So start beautifying your feet with a good pedicure and go to www.walkezstore.com for an ezWalker custom orthotic, the best bio-mechanically designed custom orthotic on the web. Start getting your feet ready for spring. According to the calendar the first day of spring this year is March 20, at precisely 1:32 P.M. EDT. That’s right around the corner and will be here before you know it. Now there’s something to look forward to.