Bride to Be Finally Walks Down the Aisle After Foot Surgery

Jules Wakeham, 31, is to marry her partner Deane after having surgery to allow her to walk without a crutch or insolesJules Wakeham, 31, has severe osteoarthritis in her arm and leg. The Bride-to-be can finally walk down the aisle after having surgery to fuse her wrist and ankle joints. Even though the surgery was successful, because of her condition, Wakeham will have to wear a pair of trainers underneath her bridal dress. Before her operation she could not walk without the assistance of insoles in her shoes and support of a crutch.

Her heel never fully reached the ground staying at least two inches in the air. Wakeham had to have at least eight operations following two falls, which left her with many broken bones and deformities.

Proper foot support can keep your feet healthy and help them heal from injuries. To learn more about support for your feet, see a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield can evaluate your current foot health and make appropriate footwear recommendations.

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.

Shoes to Consider:

  • Good heel and arch support
  • Have proper length and width for your feet
  • Avoid tight/cramped shoes

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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