I have a lot of pain and balance issue. I was fitted with orthotics and I found some great shoes that work for me. Their called gravity defers their have Springs in the heel which help with the shock absorption. Plus if you have issue with push off like myself they make the world of difference. Their not cheap 150.00 a pair you get 25.00 off your first order. Well built, comfortable and durable on my second pair. They tons of different styles dress shoes, boots, tennis shoes, etc. Just go on line they have all the shoes you would ever want. I love em
Oh BOY! This whole question has me on my toes. I have RA in my both feet NOFUN! I have some of the metatarsals removed from both of my feet. I have the hammer toes, sore bottoms, and zingers through my feet. I just had reconstructive surgery. The RA 'ate' the tissue and muscles by the bunion and side of the foot...so I have extra padding on top of my big toe to hold it in place. I feel so much better with this foot!!! Was worth it. I still have my left foot to go. not as extreme as the right foot. My Dr was a foot and ankle specialist! He does work for the Cardinals, Diamondbacks and the local hockey team! Your RA Doctor is not a foot Dr, see the proper person for proper treatment!
I like Sketcher and Clark shoes. You're exactly right the shoes certainly do make a difference!
Sketchers! I am a nurse and on my feet 12 hrs. I have switched to sketchers brand memory foam sneakers, as my feet are my most painful area. I buy new ones every three months, but they're pretty inexpensive compared to other nursing shoes. I wouldn't be able to work if I hadn't found them.
Where are your feet hurting? I have had surgery on both feet twice and it was a blessing. I couldn't press the brake peddle in the car because it hurt my foot. My right foot needs more surgery because there is no padding on the ball of my foot. I found that (don't laugh) panty liners pad the bottom of the foot. You can stick one right on the tender part of your foot or put a sock on and stick it to the sock so it is where your foot needs the padding. Pantie liners come in different thicknesses so you can judge how much padding helps you can cut one in half if it is too long.