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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
May 06, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Dutch wooden shoesWilliam Van Marel, Jr. of Orange City worked in expert shoemaker Wilhelm Jansen’s factory when he was a child. There he learned the skills involved in carving traditional wooden Dutch footwear so that he might make them himself one day. Jansen taught him how to harvest wood from the forest and critiqued his early attempts at making the shoes, or klompen.

When Van Marel became good enough at carving them, they started to be featured in the yearly Tulip Festival, although they were only for show, as the ones actually worn during the event come all the way from Holland. Jansen died a few years ago, but Marel continues to make wooden shoes and keep the tradition alive.

Proper foot support is essential to having healthy feet. If you have questions about finding supportive footwear, consider seeing podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can identify the source of your discomfort and provide you with a wide array of treatment options.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.  If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.

For more information about the Importance of Proper Foot Support, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Kingwood, TX. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.

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BiomechanicsHow hard a runners’ stride is is mostly contingent on two factors: the runner’s weight and they’re running speed. But because everyone’s body is different, biomechanics also play a big part in determining stepping force.

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Delaware showed the effects of biomechanics by attempting to teach runners to alter their alignments so that they struck the ground more softly. The experiment worked, and the subjects who changed their forms were able to permanently soften their strides.

Being informed about biomechanics can help you become a healthier runner. You can learn about biomechanics from a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can teach you about proper running form and how to avoid injury.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body causing an interference with the biological structure and focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

- Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
- In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the forces, moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs with the most important information captured.

Advances in materials and more awareness of biomechanics have developed enhanced corrective methods, offering further options for foot-related injuries. Understanding foot biomechanics can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Several people are looking forward to put away their winter boots and shoes, with the warming weather this time of year. Most of us find ourselves shopping for spring sandals and footwear that fit our feet well.

However, shoes retailers sell can be dangerous for some shoe-goers; causing problems like tendon injuries and foot pain. In the spring people should always wear as well as look for a shoe that has a two-inch platform and no more than a three-inch heel, according to Kenneth Leavitt, chief of podiatric medicine at New England Baptist Hopsital. “Flat shoes stress the Achilles tendon and cause extensive pronation or flattening of the feet,” Leavitt explained. “Surgery is sometimes warranted for severe, chronic foot pain to fix it.”

It is important that the proper shoes are worn for protection against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can make recommendations and help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet
- Avoid tight/cramped shoes
- Have many eyelets –will give feet better support when the laces are tied

To learn more about proper foot support, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more on Proper Foot Support.



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