At the end of a long day on your feet or in uncomfortable shoes, you can’t wait to sit down, slip off your shoes and let your feet recover. But sometimes, the pain in your feet doesn’t go away by merely taking a load off. Our feet are complex mechanical structures connected intricately to your legs by the ankle joints. Each foot and ankle is built from 26 bones connected by 33 joints held together and operated by over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because of their location and the jobs they do, your feet and ankles are subject to more routine injury and illness than any other structural part of your body.
From ingrown toenails and fungal infections to trauma like sprained ankles and stress fractures or congenital disorders such as flat feet and club foot, your feet and ankles are under constant assault by just going about your day. People add to this natural stress with improperly-fitting footwear that can throw bones, joints and muscles out of natural alignment causing pain and injury not just to our feet, but also referred pain and injury to our legs, hips and spine.
Some of the most common foot conditions are:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Pain
- Flat Feet
- Knee Pain
- Arch and Metatarsal Pain
At Dardano’s, our Foot Comfort Center offers both professional foot care and top-quality products making us your one-stop-shop for foot care comfort and style.
We carry the widest variety of fashion-forward, comfortable footwear for men and women and a large selection of ready-made orthotic inserts that may be just what you need. But if there isn’t one off-the-shelf, Darin will design and custom-make one for you. If a shoe modification is the solution, our master cobbler, Joe Dardano, whose old-world craftsmanship will produce the exact shoe you need for fit and fashion.
Dardano’s has a great selection of items all geared toward diminishing some of the most common reasons behind foot pain. Here are some of our most popular:
The soft gel spacers of our Pedifix - Visco-Gel Toe Spacers ($10.95) fit comfortably between toes to absorb pressure and friction, reduce rubbing and chafing and help align crooked or overlapping toes. They straighten and align problem toes; relieve pressure on the bunion joint and separate and cushion toes that rub and absorb friction.
If you have bunions, Pedifix - Visco-Gel Big Toe Bunion Guard ($15.95) will bring you relief. The thin design fits in most footwear styles. The proprietary Visco-Gel® releases mineral oil onto skin surface to soothe and soften while the soft, flexible pad cushions tender joints.
If you’re dealing with hammer toe, Pedifix - Hammer Toe Cushion ($9.95) provides proven relief for rigid hammer toes and related toe-tip corns and ball of foot pain. It relieves pressure on toe tips that can cause blisters and corns. It makes shoes and walking more comfortable.
Other items provide cushioning and support right where you need it such as the Foot Petals - Tip Toes - Buttercup that prevent your feet from sliding forward in your shoes. Heavenly Heelz are placed at the heel of your shoe to eliminate rubbing and blisters. Strappy Strips make even the strappiest sandals more comfortable. Higher heeled shoes get some comfort with Killer Kushionz, offering support from the ball of your foot to your heel. And Amazing Arches give a little support where it’s needed in any shoe.